I am a time-management mess. About a month ago, my husband picked me up an organizer to help me better manage my time. On those few (and by few I mean two) occasions where I actually wrote out a detailed agenda for my day, I was powerless to follow through with it. I accomplished a pitiful percentage of the tasks outlined and, all in all, felt worse than if I hadn't made the plans at all.
You know what I need, don't you? I need a person. I need a personal task-master who keeps track of all the stuff that needs doing, and tells me when to do it. Also, I need someone with the power to disappear and reappear magically. You see, in general, I work far better when left alone. For that reason, I don't want someone hanging around all the time cramping my style. But I do need to be kept on task. So my task-master has to sense when I get distracted, be able to materialize immediately, and tell me diplomatically to get back to work. I don't want a bossy person either. I don't like being told what to do. So my person has to be genuinely sweet and sociable, and have in their possession a superlative bedside manner and sense of humour. And, if my person could bake chocolate chip cookies like there's no tomorrow, that would be a great bonus too.
I'd love to hear your secrets for managing your precious time.
Until next week, I bid you good day and good weekend!