Learning to Manage my time Well

9:57 AM

I didn't make a list of resolutions this year, however I did decide that something had to change. Too many projects were being overlooked; too many articles were being turned in late. I had emails that had been sitting in my inbox, unanswered for over a month. So I decided a change in schedule was needed.

So, I sat down with a list of things that I needed to do on a daily and weekly basis in order of priority. Then, I set out and made a schedule for myself I am happy to report I have been working within my new schedule for a month, and it has been working wonderfully.

Every morning I wake up at 7:00AM. For me, making sure that I get up at the same time really helps get things started. After having some time with God, I open up my computer and start work for the day.
For the first half hour I am on, I only open up my email. No Facebook, Goodreads. I sometimes open up blogger if I have an interview in my inbox that I need to post, but other than that, I remain only in my email.
Most of the rest of the morning I am working on guest posts, blogging, and I check my social media sites. If I have a book review to write, this is when I do it.

After taking a break for lunch, I spend the afternoon and early evening writing and/or editing. This takes up most of my day. I may be interrupted a few times, but I get right back to work. This has been the most important time for me as a writer. I see how quickly my stories can develop when I am spending time on them everyday.

At about 6 or 7:00PM, I am ready to relax. However, I don’t want to waste a lot of time before bed either. I have been pulling out sewing or other projects and working on them while I watch movies. In fact, I just finished a quilt for my bed while doing this.

Often, at around nine or ten, I will get ready for bed and curl up with a good book until I am ready to go to sleep.

How is your schedule working for you? Do you have any tips for getting things done?

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  1. I would say, don't procrastinate. That's one thing I do often, and should probably work on this year. *sheepish grin*

    My schedule...? Mhm.. I might have to blog about that so you can see. ;)

    1. Let me know when it is up! I look forward to reading about it.

  2. Thank you for sharing your schedule with us, Sarah. I always like reading what other people do with their time; it inspires me to be watchful of my time, for our days are very fleeting!

    Thanks again for sharing!

    His Princess,

  3. It sounds like you have a nice arrangement. I've found having a secdual helps. I have days when mine fall apart, but for the most part it helps me keep on track and I am able to get everything done I need to do.