I missed a few this past month. And seriously, I felt more horrible than the people I was supposed to be turning things in to. I’ve always taken great pride in being professional, and treating my deadlines as such. Ugh. The only good thing that’s come of it, is my absolute determination to adopt a good, functioning organizational system. See, up until now, I was able to juggle things, and keep them going without dropping the ball. But with the addition of a couple of online courses I’m taking this year, and random things popping up – well, it’s WAY past time to GET ORGANIZED. That’s sort of a current theme with the studio remake and all…
So for the month of May, my goal is organizing our schedule, my tasks, and staying focused so that I can be consistent. Yes. A little bit of my artist’s heart is rebelling against the idea, but I have to silence her. It’s a necessary evil, I tell you.
Anyone else out there experience organizational angst?
I started by setting up a google calendar, and let me tell you – I immediately had a much better picture of what was really going on, and where I’m at. It’s good. So good. And I can already tell it’s going to give me the ability to accomplish more.
And how crazy is it that our pastor was talking about time management in the morning message? Pfft. Please. He brought up some really awesome things – among them the Eisenhower matrix for time management. Uh. Mind blown. I then realized that that matrix is a part of the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and of course, I had a serious light bulb moment.
We have that book.
Have I read it?
Obviously not. Or I wouldn’t be in this particular place.
Leeett’s move that one to the top of the stack. Or better yet, my husband and I will read it together. We like reading those types of books together – they lead us to discuss ideas and grow. And that’s pretty awesome.
The one cool thing about being in this spot is that it means that I’ve experienced a certain level of success. Just enough so that my current method of juggling things (um, that would be random thoughts in my head that I refuse to write down) isn’t quite good enough to cut it anymore. Big surprise.
The other cool thing is that I realize what’s going on (duh), and I’m able to take steps to figure things out. And that means I’m growing. Huzzah. So here’s to growing. And growing up. A little bit more each year. Hopefully sharing my journey can help you on your own.
lOVE this post – ! are you doing a handwritten schedule or sticking with google calendar? i like google calendar, but i can “check off” the recurring events as I do them. makes me nuts …
iprocrastinate is a GREAT app, but i can’t figure out how to sync them across computers …. hmmmm
And yes – I also have the written hanging calendar, and an “action list” for the day. I’m hoping to blog again about it a bit, after I’ve used the system for maybe a week? We’ll see how it goes!