I thought that things would settle down (both at work and home) after our vacation – but I was WRONG! If anything, things seem to be busier now. I feel like I have no time to get ahead on anything – especially anything related to this site and my other online interests. Not much I can do except get through this busy time and really get some things moving once I can. I have lot of goals and ideas, I just need sufficient time (and motivation) to get them done.
I know I’m here complaining about being busy and not having any time, but if I’m honest – I need to do a better job of time management. I spend a lot of time goofing off online – reading blogs, news, playing games, etc – when I could (and should) be working on blog-related tasks. My main reasoning for this is that I use the games and surfing as an escape from long days at the office and all the other stressors in my life. In reality – I end up wasting a lot of time :(.
One of my big issues with our current house (the rental) is that my study isn’t in a separate room, it’s just in the middle of the house, so I don’t have a place to go and shut the door to get work done. In the new house, I will have a nice study with french doors that I can shut when I want to be alone with my thoughts. I can put up a whiteboard to plan out my tasks (a gift from Mrs AB a couple of years ago ) and make the room conducive to getting work done. Of course, just because I make it an awesome place to get work done, does that mean I’m actually going to work while I’m in there? Hell no!
I need to start setting smaller goals, milestones, and checkpoints so that I can always have something to be working towards. It’s great to have big, long-term goals – but I need some short-term ones as well if I want to stay focused and on task! I’m looking forward to getting settled into the new house (we should be moving in a month, so it’ll be a little longer than that) and putting some new systems in place to help me be a better version of myself. Thanks to all of you for sticking with me and reading what I put out – it’s always appreciated! If you have any tips or suggestions for time management techniques, I’d love to hear about them!
Oh, and if you’ve got a minute – make sure to head over to Jon’s site (dadislearning.com) where he’s featuring blogs (including this one!) that have helped him save money and make it grow. Thanks so much for the shout out!!!