I’ve been struggling with finding time to complete all the tasks I have for the day. And I’ve found that I don’t have time to do everything I want for the day. So what do you do? Do you sacrifice sleep to get more done or do you sacrifice your free time? I’m not a fan of losing sleep, so I sacrifice my free time. I’ve been writing a lot for my blogs while also studying for school and working. It’s been busy, but that’s the kind of sacrifice you have to make if you want to have it all.
How do I find time during the day to accomplish everything I need to do? I find spurts of time scattered throughout the day to do something productive. When I get home, instead of laying on the bed watching YouTube videos on my phone, I clean. I just get started and I don’t think too much about it. I’ve adopted good habits during the morning and at night. I clean in the morning and I clean at night before I go to sleep. If I need to do anything, I make sure to do it first thing in the morning; this ensures that I utilize my free time wisely. I also write my blog posts when I’m in the gym or if I’m waiting in line. I make sure my time is always being used for something useful. I also listen to podcasts when I drive or clean.
In the morning, I’ve mentioned this before, but I always check my schedule in the morning and the night before. I keep my schedule on google calendar, and that’s the number one tool that keeps my life together. I also check it throughout the day. If I have a class that’s canceled, I mark it on my calendar. It’s so convenient to have your calendar on the google calendar app too. Having my calendar on my phone is the best decision I ever made.
Another way I can work while I’m not at home is by having the WordPress app on my phone. I can blog whenever and wherever I am. I’m always on the go, working six days a week, and I have to blog every day. I wouldn’t be able to accomplish all of this if I didn’t have the WordPress app. I’m glad that I can manage all of my blogs from one account too.
I’ve also mastered the art of working hard now and relaxing later. I’ll usually save my relaxing time at the end of the day and it’s the last thing I do before I go to sleep. I know this sounds monotonous and boring, but so much time is wasted when you aren’t doing anything. And hard working people don’t relax very often. You get used to the fast paced life.
I also manage my schedule by having multiple things being done at a time. For example, I’ll be air drying my clothes, listening to my podcasts, doing laundry, having my diffusers working, leaving the window open to let fresh air in, cleaning my room, and updating my phone. You have to be the master at accomplishing multiple tasks at once. Why only get one thing done when you can get five things done at a time? That’s how you save time!
When you have complete control of your schedule, you have to keep yourself accountable. No one is going to tell you to be productive. And you will have to do that for yourself. Think about what you want and what your goals are. What can you do right now to get closer to your goals? Where do you have time in your schedule to get things done? Take control of time and don’t let it fly by.
The last thing you need to do to completely be able to manage your own schedule is to have motivation. You need to wake up every day feeling energized and ready to work. You should also be accomplishing something every day. Think of your time as money, and you’ll learn not to squander it. Be conscious of where your time is going. I wake up every day ready to attack this new day. I won’t relax unless I know that I’m exhausted and I deserve to relax. Once you treat yourself like you’re worth it, you’ll start to see the changes. And managing your own schedule will become easier.