MY TOP TIPS FOR TIME-MANAGEMENT


Time-management is a funny thing, either it's something that's built in you or it's something that you need to learn. All of us need some sort of experience of managing their own time at some point in our lives, whether you're living with small children or just have your calendar booked to the moment it might actually explode from all the things to do.
Time-management for me is crucial to get shit done and find some time to actually relax and write a post or two over here and it will be crucial when I'll be mum, blogger and in a full-time job after August. So how do I manage my time?

LEARN TO SAY NO
Saying no to things is important. If you have your calendar full, saying no for your own good is what you have to do. Why stock more stuff on a plate that is already full?
Saying no doesn't make you boring, it makes you feel you're on top of your things. This, of course, doesn't mean you need to say no to everything. Try to find your own balance.

MAKE TO-DO LISTS
I'm a huge fan of to-do lists, but I don't make them every single day. It's good to take some time to let the day go by its own flow once in a while. I'm going to show you how my usual to-do list looks like;

To-do while D naps:
- empty & fill the dishwasher
- clean up the dining table
- drink coffee, read the news
- go through your emails
- collect the toys from the floor
- prepare D's lunch
- make bed
- check if the guinea pigs need anything

To-do when D wakes up:
- vacuum the floors
- hang laundry to dry

To-do when D naps | part 2:
- collect the toys from the floor
- wash the floors (if they need to be washed)
- clean the kitchen counter
- write posts/take pictures
- schedule tweets

And by the time when D wakes up, there's nothing I have to do anymore so I can spend the rest of the day hanging out with my family. I'm probably screwed up when I'll go back to work but I promise to give you an update how I get shit done when I'm back at work again, haha!


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PRIORITISE
Ask yourself these questions:
Does this need to be done by today? Can it wait until tomorrow?
While you prioritise the things you need to do, you're on top of your to-do list and the time you have.

PLAN
Planning ahead is the thing that works basically with anything. Though, if you plan too much, don't get disappointed if the things you have planned don't quite work out the way you planned them. Life has an odd way to step ahead of plans in good & in a bad way.

How do you manage your time, get shit done and have some free time yourself as well?





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12 comments

  1. Having set routines that you do alongside a checking things off a to-do list is a great way to stay productive. I always do chores (wash dishes, take care of the cat's litter box, pick up, get the mail, etc.) after dinner while I listen to a podcast. But I think I need to find a few more spots in my day to set up productivity routines. P.S. I think you should do a post about your guinea pigs!!! <3

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    1. I’ve been thinking posting about them! Do small intoductions of them all :3

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  2. I love a good 'to do' list! I think I have eight apps on my phone that track my 'to do's, my habits, and other goals for the week/month. It's a problem! They're actually super helpful and motivating, so I highly recommend them. I mean, we're on our phones enough, aren't we? I have a son too - C - and planning things around his nap times are the key to productivity for me, especially since I'm a part-time student as well. I can't imagine what life is going to be like when you go back to full-time work. Eeep! I'm sure you'll crush it.

    xo, Victoria
    The Paralegal Club

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  3. I always try to follow my to-do lists and set priorities but in the end I miss the time, there is never enough time for me. Great tips though Jasmin!

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    1. That’s where prioritising comes to the picture ;)

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  4. Spot on. I uses to live in organised chaos (well, not so organised) until I mastered saying no (and avoid FoMo) and to utilise to-do lists. Preach, sister!
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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    1. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the post! xx

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  5. I always make to do lists in order to have a productive day.

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  6. You are so organised! I love list making too. I have some days where I can be so organised and productive and then others I'm useless! This is inspiring me to plan better though.

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    1. Hahah thanks! Haven’t felt that organised lately, so that was lovely to hear :-)

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