Do you feel that you are a good manager of your time? Are you able to do your regular and necessary activities with enough reserves to cope temporarily with an emergency or with a challenging situation? Or do you find yourself just struggling to do keep your normal schedule
Tips for time management:
Stay grounded in God’s word –read, memorize, review and remember helpful verses that can guide your day.
Pray. Remember that this day is to be used for the Lord. Even interruptions and change of plans can be used for the Lord!
Use the talents and gifts that God has given you – appreciate and use those special abilities that God has for your ministry.
Make Lists – The most important is my to-do list. When I make my meal plans for the week, I also make my shopping list for groceries. I also have lists for packing for travel, future plans, etc.
Prioritize today’s to-do list – what must be done today, what needs to be done today or in the next few days, what can be done in the future
Be productive while waiting – use the usual idle time to complete a task. File your nails while talking on the phone. Do the dishes or load the dishwasher while listening to a program.
Spend 20 minutes daily on a chore. Doing a little bit every day keeps the chores from becoming overwhelming on a Saturday or a day off.
Menu planning. Plan what you are going to have for meals each week and plan your grocery shopping at the same time. After one day’s dinner is served, eaten and cleaned up, get ready for your next day’s meal. Take out meat or frozen food to thaw and make sure you have all the ingredients for the main course and the sides.
Take care of yourself. Exercise. Eat right. Take your vitamins. Get enough sleep. There is nothing like feeling unenergetic, run down and tired to feel that you can’t manage your time!
What is your biggest struggle in managing your time? What have you found that helps you to be a good manager of your time?