Why is time so hard to manage?
I remember in college listening to a man speak about prioritizing your time. I had horrible time management at that particular time in my life. I put social time and TV before homework, sleep and time with God.
My freshman year of college a friend and I would stay up until around 4:30 in the morning just talking about NOTHING and then we would go to class at 8:00. That is awful time management. But I did it, and successfully lived through it.
I thought time management was hard back then, but as I continued to get older and got various jobs that required not only my time, but also my mind power I realized I needed to prioritize my time, including going to sleep early - something I still haven't mastered.
And now, the Megan who is a wife, mom, employee of a university, Scentsy Consultant, Velata Consultant, active church member, friend, and housekeeper of the Tree household LAUGHS at the Megan in college who thought she had a lot to do.
Not only do I have to fulfill the duties that the above roles require but I also try and find time to maintain physical exercise, have a devotional everyday and spend time with my husband.
I guess right now would be a good time to say that my biggest pet peeve is when people complain about being busy. We are all busy, some busier than others yes, but each one of us is busy. And we ALL have a lot to do.
Yet here I am complaining about it all.
And really, I don't want to complain, I just want, no I NEED to figure out how to manage it all.
All of these thoughts started today because I decided to go to the library and check out some books. And then I tried to think about when I would read them. And I couldn't figure out a time. The only time I could think of was at night in bed, but when I try and read in bed I fall asleep.
I know, I'm complaining. I will stop now.
I'm just wondering if anybody else has problems with time management. Anybody have any solutions for me other than SUCK IT UP, which is what I'm telling myself right now.
And don't worry , if you are rolling your eyes at me right now I'm rolling my eyes at myself.
I'm also rolling my eyes at my 19 year old self who thought it was strenuous to walk to class sit there for an hour and then go back to the dorms and hang out and eat the rest of the night while laughing and talking with friends.
Posted by Megan at Wednesday, May 02, 2012