23 May 2011

BONUS: Flawless Saturday Question

4 Comments Flawless Saturday Question

How are you at managing your time?

I’m noticing more and more that I have a complete inability to use my time wisely. I manage to do everything I have to do in the morning before taking G to school, which usually involves feeding the dog and cats, packing G’s lunch, feeding him and me breakfast, folding some laundry, and sometimes showering.

The rest of the day, however, kind of gets away from me.

Like today. I know I need to grocery shopping but I had two auditions to get ready for right after school drop off today. I went on those auditions, and by the time I got home and shoveled some food in my face it was (it is) 1:02PM and I only have two hours before I pick up G and I’ve accomplished NOTHING of value.

I want to make a menu for the week so I’m not wasting food. I want to clean out the hall closet. I want to return some emails and start getting rid of stuff in my office so I can eventually turn it into a playroom. ¬†Friends call to have lunch but I find myself not knowing how to fit a lunch into my schedule because the day moves so damn fast! And, by the way, I’d like to find some friggin’ time to be creative so I can do something that means something to me again before I’m all the way to middle age!

So how do I fix this problem? How do I become a better manager of my time? Does anyone do it successfully? I’m sure they do. And I want to know their tricks. ¬†Because the thing is, once my kid is home from school, I like hanging with him. So from 9 to 3, I need to be Superwoman.

Consider this a bonus Flawless Saturday Question:

What are your tips for organizing your time? (Or is this just the way it’s going to be until G is 18? If it is, I’m FINE with that. Really!! I just need to know.)

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Lisa Arch likes being a working actress... but LOVES being a Mom!

4 Responses to “BONUS: Flawless Saturday Question”

  1. Reply Michelle says:

    Sorry, Lisa, but I can’t help you there. My older children are in school (including bus to/from school) from 6:45 a.m. until 2:40 p.m. and my youngest just finished pre-k today [sobbing Mom] and that was M-W-F 9:00-11:30. So, I only had 2 1/2 hours three times a week. I feel as though I get nothing done and I wind up procrastinating then running around at the last millisecond to get things done. I am hoping that once school starts and the youngest is in school 8:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. that I’ll figure this all out. I did really well before the little one was born and I know I’ll get back there.

  2. Reply Milaka says:

    The thing that saves my life is this little number here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Quartet-Calendar-Magnets-Markers-12-707032Q/dp/B000UHBCH8

    It’s four weekly white board calendar strips that you can rotate so you don’t have to re-write each week as they pass. I have it up on my fridge and write everything on it. I’d like to say that I color code, but the colors only correspond with which marker is closest when I need it.

    That’s just an organizational thing – a schedule keeper. The actual “what do I do first when the kids are in school” . . . well, I’m still trying to get that down.

    • Reply flawlessmom says:

      OOOOH, that sounds awesome, Milaka! I’m gonna have to check those out. Maybe it’ll help?

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