How is your relationship with time going? Mine is difficult, time is accelerating.
Here my strategy and tactics for time management:
- A "must follow" schedule of my activities on weekly basis. It includes most of the aspects: family, work, development, movement, entertainment, rest. Mind map (here) is great help in making the list, it really wakes up my mind.
- A timer, my best assistant. Time of a hard work takes turns with time of rest. Now it is 45+15, but depending on amount of work ad obligations, it can change. Timer installed into my mobile phone suits perfectly, mechanical timer works fine, too:
- Internet, my weak link. I use internet during the day for my office needs without limits. But I may visit Blogger, Google reader, Livejournal, Facebook only during time limited by my browser (I will go into details later, links work from 21-30 till 24-00).
After a month of using this method I can see where my time goes. It turns out that my day is not so bad and chaotic, as it seemed to me earlier.
There is still one unsolved problem, the speed of my personal time. I mean the situation, when task which I carried out earlier for half an hour, now requires hour, and even an one and a half. Certainly, it maybe my aging. And I am glad to confirm any theory, except to to admit that the reason is my age.
My illustrations today are the last sketches from the trip to Georgia: the view of the window in my aunt's house and the stock of red wines and pumpkins in her kitchen.