8 Ways To Conquer Your Crazy Schedule

Busy schedule“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

What happens at times is that we get overwhelmed and that feeling can make us feel paralyzed. However, if it is you who created the schedule in the first place (Having too much on our plate) then you should be able to make the necessary adjustments to take the craziness out of our daily schedule.

It’s time to CONQUER that which has been conquering you.

This past week as I listened to my students present their presentations in class of which gave me the opportunity not to say much. The common theme in each student’s presentation was time management. My conclusion was that time management seems to be the most important topic that have been covered in class this semester.

Making the transition to something new can make your schedule become somewhat crazy or make you feel overwhelmed. Well, that’s what I got from most of my students as they themselves had to deal with taking on more responsibilities and still making the most of college.

Our schedule can also get crazy despite the fact that we are not sitting in a classroom. To avoid having a crazy schedule you may want to checkout the eight things I have listed on this post.

This semester I fell victim to having a crazy schedule as I wasn’t expecting to have as many classes as I did. I realized early that I had to do something or else some of the things I had set out to do would not have gotten done. It was a month into the semester when i decided that I have to make some adjustments because of the other plans I have set prior to accepting the classes.

You can conquer your schedule if you are willing to:

  1. Select the most important things from the list of things that you have to chosen to do and then attach a timeline to them. After that, start taking action on what you have selected immediately.
  2. Create a to-do-list. A to-do-list will help you to focus on the things you want to get done.
  3. Get clear on your priorities so you can know what you will or will not compromise.
  4. Create a “most important things” list for the next day the night before.
  5. Plan and cook your meals ahead.
  6. Do similar activities around the same time each day.
  7. Put time aside for exercise because it’s a good form of stress relief especially for hectic schedules.
  8. Limit the distractions that take up your time. For example- You may want to check your social media at a designated time during the day.

Promise yourself that you are going to accomplish more of your goals this coming year.

You can manage your time better by not overextending yourself.

It is possible to go beyond limitations. It may not be easy, but it is possible.

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2 responses to “8 Ways To Conquer Your Crazy Schedule

  1. Throughout my entire career, Richard, I have had a tremendous workload. I have known only too well that overwhelming feeling that sets in like one hundred pounds on our shoulders, weighing us down with stress and fatigue.

    Time management for myself, as for most people through their working lives, becomes imperative. I saw associates burn out and leave because they simply could not get a grasp on how to streamline their tasks and effectively prioritize…and not waste time with frivolous distractions…which can be a sign of procrastination.

    In my previous career, on any given day on top of an already top-heavy workload I fielded an average of sixty phone calls at the office and even more on mobile when away from the office. Some days were less calls, less emergencies but the bottom line was that with every phone call came yet another possibility that my day’s scheduled tasks would get pushed back even further as priorities would consequently change.

    Planning ahead goes a long way because if we wait until first thing each morning we will already waste time deciding what to do next…and potentially lose sight of our priorities in the process.

    • Indeed time management is very important. In fact, when I start taking my time seriously was when I heard a speaker said that we have the same amount of time each day but is how we use it. Plan ahead is indeed a good way to get most things done.

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