I feel like my life is a giant pie chart with a slice for every category. I spend my days running around this giant pie and slapping each slice, but never accomplishing anything at all. It just seems there's never enough time to actually give my full attention to one thing and make it good. And while I am working on one thing, I feel guilty for not focusing on something else.
In reality, however, I think it is mostly just a lack of organization. If I had time blocked out for each responsibility and goal, I could probably actually accomplish something guilt free. Money Saving Mom is currently running a Time Management series that has given me a lot to think about on this subject.
As I begin this quest in the new year, I plan to break my life down into these categories:
- School Planning
- Friends & Family
- Computer Time
- Fun Projects
-Chores -Decor -Organized Storage
-Business -Blog -Online friendships
-School planning -Graphic design projects
I will brainstorm through each of these categories to figure out my specific goals and responsibilities in each category. From there, I will figure out what changes I need to make in my current plan of action and schedule in when I will work on these goals and responsibilities.
Because I have a super intensive learning style, I'll be working out all sorts of assignments and worksheets to accomplish all this. I will post it all, including free printables, so follow along if you want.
Right off, before even starting the intensive work, I'll be instigating a daily and weekly routine/schedule. I know these will change as I work through each category, but I've got to put some sort of structure to my daily life right away.
I think the hardest part of all this will be the follow through. I seem to be real good at planning, but awful at carrying it out. If I do carry it out, I have a hard time being consistent. Do you have any secrets to staying consistent?