Making time

I need more time. I know we all say it, but I’m trying to figure out how to do it. Not being funny… I’m truly trying to find a solution.

I want more time for…

  • exercise (not really… but I need to make time for this because I know I will feel better!)
  • taking more pictures- I love pictures- taking them, looking at them, being ‘crafty’ with them
  • scrapbooking said pictures
  • reading books of my choosing
  • writing
  • cleaning my house (ok, I don’t really want more time for this, but I need to de-clutter!)
  • reading professional books… the list is long
  • reading more kids book- that pile is BIG
  • sleep… sounds ridiculous, but I know I am better when I sleep… but if I want to do all the above… I can’t fit in my 8 hours.

So… where do I find the time? I’m actually thinking I’m going to do an ‘audit’ of my time. I know that might sound ridiculous to some, but I need to know HOW I am using my 24 hours. I have some ideas of where some of my time is ‘lost’, but just like keeping a food journal, I’m going to keep a time journal this week… starting today!

I truly need to know where my time goes!

Stay tuned… for some self-reflection and change!

7 thoughts on “Making time”

  1. I love the idea of auditing your time. I am in the middle of a doctorate program which I absolutlely did not (and still do not) think I had time for… but I’m making it work. I’m excited to see how you carve out time for at least one of the things on your list. I know you can do it!

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  2. Oh boy– a time audit. I’ve been watching the amount of screen time on my phone settings. That’s NOT a good thing. Lists help me with time. Also making deals with myself– my slice for tomorrow is about that…

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  3. I’ve been thinking a lot about time especially the time that teachers spend planning for lessons. My newish philosophy is not to spend more time on something than the presentation of it will take. For example, if it’s a 10 minute minilesson, I should plan it in 10 minutes. This is definitely a work in progress, but it keeps me more centered about my role in the work and good v. great.

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  4. I love the idea of a time audit! I tried tracking my actual work time (not just time at school) once a few years ago and it was VERY eye opening. It really helps to get an honest picture of how you are spending your time, not just how you think you’re spending it!

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    1. I have completed day one and it is fascinating! I was SO productive yesterday because I knew I would have to write it down… just like a food journal! You think twice before doing (or not doing something)!


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