The Best Time Management Tip

Best Time Management Tip by @MandyJHoffman

Organization is one of my favorite things.  Next to coffee and books.  Right after God, family, and friends.

I get giddy over planners, cute pens, and color-coded schedules.  My husband and children will verify this as they have been the beneficiaries *smirk* of laminated bedtime routines, individual schedules, chore charts, and more.

Despite these fuzzy warm feelings towards all things planning, I have reached my limit this year.  Between Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, blog posts, and general conversation I am – {GASP!} – tired of time keeping tips.  I am realizing that often I spend more time trying to read books and blog posts on new ways to organize than I do living out those tips.

Imagine that…wasting time by trying to organize time!  It makes for a good joke.  But sadly this joke is true in my life.  As life continues to ebb and flow I have determined that the best time management tip for my life is:

Simply Do It.

For those who feel like I do at the moment – completely overwhelmed – simply walk away from this post and go do something.  Is there a pile of clothes that need to be folded?  Go fold them now.  Are there dirty dishes in the sink?  Go wash them now.

Don’t make a list.

Don’t multi-task.

Don’t try to schedule all the things that need to be done.

Simply do “it”.  Right now.

Do NOT throw out your planner or chuck those cute pens.  There is a time and place for all of that.  When you have five minutes, read a few pages of the great time management books.  There is much to be learned from them.  But when you feel overwhelmed and the “to-do” list seems to never end, simply do it.

What is “it” that you are going to right now?


One Response to The Best Time Management Tip

  1. Natasha Metzler January 15, 2014 at #

    oohh… i have been learning this very thing.

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