Monday, June 7, 2010

Help!! I Need a Time Manager

What is time management? Time management is a set of skills and habits that allow you to control your time better and more productively. Time management allows you to plan your time so that you're doing the most important thing at any given time.  This is not me.

We all have the same amount of time, so managing your time is the only way you can get "more."  Believe me, if I knew that I could take time from someone who did not have to use all of their hours in the day, I would be first in line to grab up the extra.

Don't fool yourself that you are using your time well just by staying busy.  I stay busy all day, blogging, cleaning, doing laundry, shopping, doing research for future articles, etc.  Still at the end of the day I look back and it feels as though I have accomplished nothing.

Your time is yours to give away. Don't blame others when you are the one responsible for your own time. Pay attention to where it goes.  How much time do you spend on the phone, checking e-mails or catching up on facebook?  If you are like me, too much.  Let's face it these things are so much more fun than getting down to business and doing what you need to do.

I think today's quote really hits the nail on the head for me. Whenever I read it, I realize, yes, I'm free of that worry because there's no point in worrying about something that will never happen.

Once you realize that you don't need to worry about anything being perfect, you can release all that negative self-talk and get busy using your skills and talents to achieve your goals.

Tomorrow we will look at some ways to better organize ourselves and our time.  In the meantime here is a quick and easy recipe that will give you a jump-start on tomorrow nights dinner.  Enjoy!

Cold Spaghetti Salad

1 lb. spaghetti, cooked
1 pkg. Good Seasons Italian dressing
1 bottle Wishbone Italian dressing
1/2 jar prepared spaghetti sauce
2 tomatoes, cut up
1 red onion, diced
1 cucumber, diced
Prepare spaghetti according to package, drain and let cool.
Combine remaining ingredients and add to pasta.  Refrigerate 24 hours and serve.

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