My mad time management skillz?

 …ain’t so mad!  Turns out that Fridays is the “due date” for one of my classes rather than Sunday as I had thought. So instead of being ‘ahead’, I’m merely ‘caught up’. Ugh!

So I spend a good chunk of my Sunday getting work events, holidays, and assignments entered into my planner, then working up a schedule.

  • Up at 8:30am
  • Yoga 30min
  • Breakfast, watch/listen to news, check emails/Facebook 30min
  • Read, study, assignments 9:30am-12pm
  • Lunch 30min
  • Great ready for work 12:30pm
  • Work 2pm-10:30pm – taking laptop so I can study during dinner break
  • Gym after work 30-45min
  • Bed by 12am

And yeah, if you look at the time stamp, you’ll notice that I’m an hour behind –I forgot to actually turn on my alarm last night! but woke up at my usual time 🙂

So yesterday I discovered that someone had rifled through my car. Nothing damaged, nothing taken (that I can determine). Hell, they even left the pennies in the cup holder LOL For some reason they tried to pop the hood. Yes, I checked for any damage there.

I feel so violated! and it feeds my paranoia. Yippee.

Then I get to work to be told that I’ll be working 6 day weeks for the next 5 weeks due to various “Friends & Family” and “Gift With Purchase” promotions going on. I know I’ll be thrilled when I see my paychecks but I’ve worked for salary for long it doesn’t register yet. All I’m seeing is the loss of time off to prep for PreHeat.

To quell my rising panic and anxiety I’m drafting up a schedule for the next few weeks. Somehow organizing my time makes me feel more in control. And control is good 🙂

This week’s Game Plan

I’m doing exactly what I feared would happen – falling into a dark hole of depression and sloth. However, I have had moments of productivity so I’m making a schedule of sorts to keep myself on track:

  1. Out of bed by 8am
  2. Yoga – Cardio – Lifting: Wii Yoga & Cardio and Beautiful Badass program. Maybe throw in some dance dvds as well.
  3. Job Search: EmployFlorida, CareerBuilder, etc
  4. Three hours of cleaning/purging: I’ve got a bunch of clothing for friends set aside, plus I’ve thrown out quite a bit of unusable stuff. Work will focus on two rooms to start. Three hours will be enough to make a small dent but not overwhelm me.
  5. Two hours of creative pursuits: Draw, color, goof around with a collage, fiddle with some beads. Just doing something to get my muse engaged.
  6. One hour focused on blog: either finishing up the dozen posts I’ve not published, writing new ones, or learning/researching aspects of social media.

Working out a new schedule

The next 6 weeks are going to be interesting/insane/busy/monotonous/exciting/challenging. So to try to keep myself from pulling my hair out and binge eating I’m going to try out a schedule. I’m also trying to prep as much as possible. For example, today I cooked carnitas and have chicken breasts marinating. I made a BJ’s run for bacon, BabyBell cheese, frozen broccoli and spinach, ground beef and chicken thighs. I think it’s the exercising that I’m going to have issues with. It’s just a self-discipline issue. I gotta get up before work and do something.

 

  • 5:00 AM Wake Up!
  • 5:15 AM Stretch – Lift – Cardio if time
  • 6:15 AM get ready for work
  • 7:30 AM leave for work
  • 8:00 AM Work
  • 10:00 AM Break – protein/cheese
  • 12:00 PM Lunch – protein & veggies
  • 2:00 PM  Break – yogurt / fruit
  • 6:00 PM Leave Work!
  • 6:30PM – Cuddle cat / yoga / cardio
  • 7:00 PM – Dinner
  • 9:00PM – Bed!