This is the fifth and final installment of my time management series. Today, we are going to put it all together for a complete comphrensive time management system.
1. We started off with Part 1 writing or typing everything we did to gain awareness on how we spend our time.
2. Part 2 looked at lining our time up with our values.
3. In Part 3, we broke down our calendar into usable chunks and
4. Part 4, we talked about the difference between our calendar and our to do list.
Now, that you have all those piece in place, we have to put it all together. Remember that picture of my calendar I posted in the first post?
If you look closely, you will see that each piece of my advice is in play on this calendar. I have everything I do listed on the calendar. I have different colors for each family member and for the different things that I am involved in. I know when and where I can fit in to do list items. The last thing that takes it to another level...
You can import calendars into yours too! You don't want to schedule that romantic dinner right in the middle of the Super Bowl. So, import your favorite sports team calendar. Vacation planning helps when you know the National Holidays with a holiday calendar. And, if you are planning on gardening outside, wouldn't it be nice to know if it is going to rain that day or not? Import a weather calendar for your area to help with this. Keeping track of these details will prevent you from getting double-booked and you will use your time wisely:-)
I hope you found this series to be useful. If you have any questions about managing your time better, feel free to leave a comment here and I will get back to you as quick as I can. Better yet, I started a thread in my Blog Frog Community so that everyone can benefit from the answers to your questions.
Playing along with Wordless Wednesday at 5 Minutes for Mom and Wordful Wednesday on parenting By dummies:-)