The Fireman – For you, every event is a crisis. You’re so busy putting out fires that you have no time to deal with anything else – especially the boring, mundane things such as time management. Tasks pile up around you while you rush from fire to fire all day.
Typically seen – Running to car.
I’d love to be able to laugh at that but it is sadly apropos.
I’ve tried the Google calendar but gave it the boot after a series of syncing issues.
I’ve tried every free app in the Google Play Store and uninstalled them all for one reason or another.
Paper to the rescue. A couple years ago I found this planner. I loved the blend of goal setting and detailed weekly grid. When it came time to buy again I stuck with the company but oped for their Super-Mom Planner. With a spot for meal planning on top of the fabulous weekly grid and goal worksheets, it definitely fits my life better.
It’s not enough to just jot down appointments though. I have goals I want to reach and somehow must block out the time for the needed steps.
Enter Excel. I’m a geek. Sue me.
I wanted to create a template where I could play around with blocking out time for different activities, something I could fall back on when life got crazy. (I know, when isn’t it.)
I ended up with this–
I’m on week two of using this template. Wish me luck 😀
What’s your time management tool of choice? Do you make an appointment with yourself each week to plan/schedule the upcoming week?