I have a habit of not knowing what day it is. Special occasions tend to sneak up on me, and I find myself unprepared and usually rushing off to the post office last minute because there’s some birthday I’ve forgotten. I think everyone experiences this at some point (at least, that’s what I tell myself to feel better about it), so I decided to share my limited wisdom on time management. If you want to avoid days sneaking up on you, try my method to see if it works for you.
Using a calendar with extra large squares, I grab a bunch of flag stickies and plan out my month. I use stickies instead of writing it on the calendar, that way if something comes up and I need to rearrange, I don’t have to erase. My month ends up being color-coded as follows:
Green – church events
Pink – holidays/special occasions/birthdays
Orange – writing deadlines
Yellow – Bills due/library books due/miscellaneous deadlines
I don’t do this because I’m organized – I do it because I’m forgetful. Using little flags on my calendar is great because it makes me intentional with my days instead of watching them waste away behind me.
What’s important to you? What do you need to allot time for? Do you need to be more intentional about church involvement? Put it on the calendar. Do you need to be more intentional about date night? Put it on the calendar. Do you need to be more intentional about sorting out your thoughts and brainstorming ideas? Put it on the calendar.
Don’t let days sneak up on you. Make sure each day gets the proper attention it deserves.
How do you effectively manage your time? Comment below!