One of the things I love about my work is that there is always a new “problem” to solve! When you come across a stash of batteries and aren’t sure if they’re good anymore, here is a great way to check: Another tip: Take the dead batteries to a recycling center that accepts them. Locally, I suggest the public library where they have a container.
1. Transition time between activities and meetings. 2. Adequate time to commute to and from meetings. 3. Specific time to review your schedule, upcoming meetings, deadlines, etc. 4. Uninterrupted time to create, write, read, plan. 5. Flexible time for unanticipated situations. 6. Boundaries in your schedule that are obvious to those you live and work with. If you are not comfortable organizing your time, I can help you do this. The consequences of not organizing your time are too great to accept.
Listen carefully, do you find yourself saying, “I never have enough time to (fill in the blank)”. Do you look at your schedule on a daily basis to plan and prioritize, or do you simply hope to get things done when you have time? Are you waking up in the middle of night worrying about things that you need or forgot to do? These are familiar to people who simply need a better system that they can consistently use, maintain, and adapt as needed. Here’s how you can get started: Identify exactly how you are using your time every day, in 30 minute increments for 2 weeks. Sounds tedious but you will establish a realistic baseline that you can use to assess your time management. Someone said that information is power. Try not to judge the information and instead, inform yourself for the next step.