Improve Your Time Management Skills

So you have your list written out, nice and neat. Isn’t effective time management great?! Your schedule for the day is tight and efficiently laid out. You’ve just poured a steaming cup of coffee and life throws you a curve. The best laid schemes of mice and men, so they say. Now your whole day is ruined, right?

Wrong!

A large ingredient in the time management pie is proper planning for how to get cat pee out of carpet, however, you must always, with emphasis on always, be prepared for sudden changes. The Boy Scouts know what they’re talking about. What do you do with the time immediately in front of you when a wrench gets thrown into your works? Here’s what I do.

A couple of weeks ago somebody drove their car into a transformer in my neighborhood. There was a bunch of sparks, a cloud of smoke (I imagined), then Poof! No more electricity. Like many of us, I was sitting at my computer.

My surge protector and UPS (Uninterrupted Power Source) protected my computer from getting fried, but I could not use it until the power came back on. How long would that be? It was during the afternoon, so I still had plenty of daylight coming in through my windows. After sitting at my computer for a few moments, noticing how quiet it was without the din of the refrigerator and computer running, I now had to quickly adapt to my new powerless time.

But just because there was no electricity didn’t mean I was powerless. I could have taken a nap or a drive to get something to eat, but I didn’t. I took advantage of the found time away from my computer. It was really a blessing.

I had been wanting to go through my closet and sort out Goodwill stuff for a long time. I never seemed to find the time, though. But, now, here it was. A very short time later, I had two plastic bags filled with Goodwill clothes and a lot more breathing room in my closet. Forskolin reviews completed. The power was still out what next? You get the idea.

I’m not going to tell you how I scrubbed those forgotten corners in my bathroom or sorted through huge stack of paperwork. No, I’m not going to mention that. All with the power still out. And it was so quiet. So peaceful. The entire neighborhood was a hush.  It was time management at its best.

A power outage is just one example of what can, and often does, throw your plans out of whack. A car that won’t start, a cut on the finger you never know. The main thing is how well and how quickly you adapt to the situation.

Many people cuss and shut down when the power goes out. Don’t. Just because the city’s power supply has gone out doesn’t mean yours has to. If the power goes out at night when your family’s all gathered around the television, don’t fret. Fire up your candles, dust off some board games and have some good, old-fashioned family fun!