There’s never enough time in the day. But with an age-old technique, blocking time, you certainly can get a LOT more accomplished. Just format your day according to YOUR personality and see the results. Remember, it takes three weeks for anything to become a habit. If you only try blocking time for a few days, you might not experience the benefits.
Personality Based Time Management Quiz © brought to you by The Busy Woman©
- Do you ever feel that daily planners weren’t made for your needs?
- Do you wonder how to manage your time and schedule using a daily planner, but haven’t found the right help?
- Do you struggle to stay on top of things or wonder why you can’t get things done?
- Take The Busy Woman’s Personality Based Time Management Quiz © (below) to estimate your personality type.
Personality Based Time Management Quiz © brought to you by The Busy Woman
1. Your friend comes for a visit and Continue reading
Practical Time Management Using The Busy Womans Daily Planner ®
I read a lot of articles about managing my time and home office. I’ve picked up a few tips here and there but for the most part, what I’ve read isn’t applicable to my lifestyle.
I’m a work at home mom with a challenging preschooler who wants most of my attention most of the time. Our company has three divisions and I am the CEO, Director of Human Resources, Accounting, Sales and Marketing and Web Development. I also have community and civic commitments. I’ve relied on a day planner for over a decade. I’d be lost without one.
When I transitioned from corporate drone to Entrepreneur to work at home mom, I found that my brand name planner wasn’t cutting it for me anymore. So, I switched to The Busy Womans Daily Planner. Each daily planning page is divided into six versatile sections that are useful to mothers. Here’s how I use my planner. You can adapt my techniques to suit your own style and needs: Continue reading
Personality Based Time Management ©
My name is Susie and I am a recovering “type A compulsive”. If you are one, you’ll know it after a brief description. I used to clean the house before anyone ate in the morning. I had the compulsion to keep things very clean all of the time. There used to be boxes or buckets for everything. The diaper bag always had something to wipe dirty kid faces and hands with. I was NEVER late for anything unless there was an extreme emergency. Am I getting warm? Do you fit into this category?
If not, you might be the “type A casual” woman. My next phase of life developed after I moved for the first time. I could not possibly get everything done, so I left boxes that I didn’t need right away in the garage. Trying to find a place for everything was not possible, so I went out and bought 3 bookcases to house as much as possible Continue reading
Time Tip – Planner Coding
I’ve been using a new coding system for my children when my calendar starts to get very busy. If you look at The Busy Woman’s Daily Planner monthly tabs/pages, you’ll see a notes column on the right hand side. I write in each child’s activities on the appropriate days of the month, and then I add a circled number to any activity that needs more information than I can fit in the daily square. The same number goes on the margin of the monthly page or if I know I need more room, I’ll put it on Continue reading