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Friday, February 24, 2006
The time management issue
It’s windy again. After a few days of 20+ temperatures, this is quite a burden. And I hate it! Yes, I am back to facing cold weather on my multiple places to go to days. Oh, well, will say it again, I hate it! So I am waiting for the spring again, hoping it will come to stay eventually, sometimes in mid-March would be perfect for me!

Speaking of months, there is a weird process with month February! I always expect it to be longer…And when things appear to be far from me, it hits me, it only has 28 days this year (sometimes 29)! And I loose my recently acquired tranquility. But never mind!

I decided (a very long time ago) that given the amount of different tasks per day I needed some real time management strategy. So I first started by firmly dividing my day and getting involved in some very practical time units allocation. Well, it did not work! So the conclusion of this failure is: school-like schedules are no good: they do not embed sudden changes of plans and it is hard to alter a very specific time table.

So I came up with another great idea: setting tasks as things to do for each day, without mentioning when exactly to do it. This new method does appear to give me a larger amount of freedom each day and everything can be postponed for the nigh. This way, finally accomplishing everything could be a great thing and I would not have to deal with minor failures as not being able to do a certain task when I had planned to do it.

You might wonder which the conclusion of this experiment is. Well, you will have to be patient for a while, I have only started it today! :D

Another thing, I took George’s example and found out what my blog is worth:

My blog is worth $20,887.98.
How much is your blog worth?

posted by Alina @ 12:55 PM  
  • At 2/24/2006 1:49 PM, Blogger George Hari Popescu said…

    I'm planning to sell my blog and buy a house and a car, what do you say?

  • At 2/24/2006 8:21 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Good idea! We can get a one-room thingie and a second hand car! Or, wait, not that good though! Let's invest the money. Then we have to options: either loose it all or have it all! If we loose, we can always say easy come, easy go and look smart and not at all mundane :D

  • At 2/25/2006 12:28 AM, Blogger MoonLightShadow said…

    A good book to read about time managment is 'First Things First'. Though I failed to manage my time, but others say it's of good use.

  • At 2/25/2006 3:01 AM, Blogger Safiya said…

    My blog is apparently worth exactly $0.00.
    Well, they say the best things in life are free...

  • At 2/25/2006 4:43 AM, Blogger Budding Rose said…

    I like your blog! I linked you too!

  • At 2/25/2006 5:58 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Moon, thanks for the recommendation. However, I feel this battle is with myself only :D

    Safyia, nevermind that! It is purely subjective :)And yes, most good things are free!

    Budding Rose, thanks for the visit and for the link.

  • At 2/25/2006 6:47 AM, Blogger tota said…

    I’m that type who doesn’t like to stick to schedules, sometimes I just put them to arrange in my mind what I’m supposed to do, but I rarely follow them, I don’t like working to rules … I believe that our lives flow easily & no challenge is too great to overcome when we are feeling motivated and fascinated.

  • At 2/25/2006 11:07 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Tota, you are partially right. However, motivated or not, I cannot help not wasting time...:)

  • At 2/26/2006 1:16 AM, Blogger bart said…

    alina, from experience the challenges and the goals necessary to achieve differ at each moment in our lives... i make so many lists and try to do whatever's necessary in whatever timeframe...

    i've come up with the following... i try to designate priorities... things needing doing IMMEDIATELY which i usually get done as quickly as possible... then, things to get done, as soon as possible, which have a slightly lower priority and then... the rest which usually gets done, but sometimes gets forgotten along the way...

    having said all this, there are periods in my life in which I can hardly get anything done, lists and personal commands don't help and life just stagnates... perhaps a personal, depressive problem of my own but occasionally i need to keep on top of the things i've arranged to do or have promised...

    keep well...

  • At 2/26/2006 1:19 AM, Blogger bart said…

    oh, and by the way, my blog was worth 0,00 (which equals nothing), but since i'm a rabid anti-capitalist anyway it doesn't bother me all that much... i just like to hear from people and how they life or try to survive their lives...

    cheers, sleep well ;-)

  • At 2/26/2006 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    1. Whenever you find out the secret of time management (and sticking to the plan), please share it with me.:) I need some discipline too.
    2. Do not forget we have to get together this week.
    3. Me, of course. :)

  • At 2/26/2006 2:18 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Bart, only one problem with your solution: all the things I cannot manage need my immediate attention :))

    C, sure :) to all your statements!

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