Friday, September 3, 2010

Time Management...

...Is something I'm not very great at... {which my husband reminds me of often.}

What can I say? I get sidetracked....easily. Between laundry, playing tickle with my babies, cleaning toilets, making crafts...whatever it is I get sidetracked. I have a problem with finishing a task.. For example I have over 10 posts in my blog that are "drafts" & not yet published. {I start a bajillion tasks in the day & yet at the end feel as if I really did hardly anything.} Confession: Sometimes I don't make my bed in the morning because I like it made a certain way. If I don't feel like I have the time or energy to make it perfect...I don't make it at all. Koo koo I know.

Reading this post from an old neighbor & friend Heather, reminded me that really it's more important to get things DONE rather than to get them PERFECT! A great reminder for me! Makes me think of the Quote on my SIDEBAR: "A Day Late, A Dollar Short...but I Always seem to get there."~Audra Campbell  {And I do usually get there.} Like this craft board I was supposed to make 8 months ago at Enrichment that Tim said I would never get done....just finished this week & it's dang cute. So I do get 'em done but why not sooner & a perhaps a little less cute.

I need to try harder. I guess it's okay to be a dollar short but I will definitely work on the 'day late' part. I also think of the talk from Elder Dallin H. Oaks entitled: Good, Better, Best! Thinking of that phrase more often should help me to prioritize a little bit better.-And remembering that the most important 'work' is done in the home raising our little ones.

So here's to accomplishing MORE {of the good stuff} even though it might be a little less PERFECT than I want it to be. {you might be seeing 10 halfway cute posts very soon.}

*How do YOU manage your time? Any pointers?...


Miken Harding said...

Good on ya! You can do it. I have to share what I just started-and it's amazing!!! Mind Organization, it's on the power of moms website. it's the best thing I've ever come across-no more stress anywhere!
Oh yeah, we are going to get together for a pink lady reunion soon!

Ezra, Kian & Eden said...

Here's my little secret for being organized....I'm way less talented and far less interesting then you. It makes for easy work! :) Can't wait to see your project, 100% perfect or not.