Things I Know about Time Management & Planning
It’s Friday, again.
I should be relieved. I don’t work on Fridays and it means the end of the week and the start of the weekend.
However this week has been crazy busy and the weekend will be even busier so I’m eyeing this Friday with trepidation rather than joy.
So these are things I now know that may help me feel less anxious on future Fridays…
1. Don’t plan something for every weekday afternoon. Sure, the year is fast coming to a close and there are so many extra-curricular activities to fit in, but, for the love of God, leave at least one afternoon a week to allow for relaxation.
2. Write all appointments down, preferably in the one diary/calendar. That way, you won’t need to make those calls to cancel and reschedule appointments when you realise you have double booked (or even tripled booked on one occasion!) yourself or your kids.
3. It’s okay to say no, particularly when you hear about your child’s school christmas concert a few days before it’s supposed to take place. And more so when you’re child is dead-set against participating in it.
4. When saying yes to a free jumbo flight for your child, think through the logistics of getting the whole family down to Sydney by 10am on a Saturday morning, while keeping the two kids not going on the flight occupied for a few hours at Sydney International terminal and managing the eldest’s disappointment at not going on the flight too.
5. Turn off the computer at a reasonable hour each night instead of writing posts at 11.22pm at night (as I’m doing right now…ahem…) Then you have no excuse to be grumpy every morning because you didn’t get enough sleep after then getting up to each child at least once through the night.
Now I know what I need to do, I just have to follow through! Which is another post for another day…
Playing along with Shae from Yay for Home for Things I Know – what do you know this week?
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