Time Management

Every morning I wake up and think “what do I have to do today?”. Every now and then I get to say nothing. Sometimes I don’t have to look at the calendar, my planner, or even my sticky notes that are all over the place to know what has to get finished in my day.

As you can probably tell I’m the type of person that is always rushing around, needing to finish something, or tries to get ahead. Although I am a very organized person and know I think of things well in advance, my planning never seems to work. I talk to someone too long, or I go out with friends when I should have finished something for school.

I found my problem is that I only manage and plan my homework that needs to get done for that day, then for the week. I plan around when I work, and try not to do homework on days I work; but here I am writing this at 9:30am on Sunday (blog post is due Monday by 9:30) and I work today at 2pm. So as you can see my organizational system is flawed.

I recently have been trying to get my management system to be better but it doesn’t seem to be looking any better. So I went and found someone to help me. I found this article called, How to Manage Time with 10 Tips That Work. Now these writers seem to have it figured out. They tell us to plan for everything. To plan for interruptions, for conversations that will take forever, and to plan a time to check your e-mail (hopefully not just before you go to bed).

As a student trying to make it as a designer, and wants to be business management material, this is a skill set that I do have, but needs improvement. I believe everyone always has improvement for something somewhere. I now have found one thing, and I will be working on it.

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