Vivien of Inspiration Bit is conducting a group writing project and is getting inputs from people on how they manage their time. Just thought of pouring down my thoughts.
Getting up early in the morning really helps. This is the time I feel fresh and brisk, the time when I can finish learning my lessons twice fast than it usually takes to. After having spent every evening infront of the computer, early morning is that time of the day I really count on for doing my lessons.
Getting up early isn’t that tough for me now. It actually was. I’ve learnt to tame my brain. I tell to my inner self “I’ve to get up 5.00 a.m”. These mental commands are more reliable than alarms
Dividing Bigger Tasks into smaller ones
I’m not a Productivity Junkie, and I don’t like writing down a todo list either. I rougly allote time to complete lessons, and start learning. An hour for each lesson, if there are 20 pages in the lesson, 2-3 pages every 5 minutes. How’s that
If I’m not able to complete my lessons on time, I leave the incomplete stuff as such, and try to complete them in the weekends when I’ve loads of free time.
I have developed a habit of keeping my inbox clean and clutter-less, reading feeds as fast as possible (folder view in Google Reader helps a lot for this) and keeping distractions like IM off when writing a post. (more here)
I’ve cut down the time I used to spend on modifying themes , and I’m spending more time to write posts for my own blog, and many others where I’m a co-author/guest blogger.
Learning to say ‘No’
One thing I’ll practise even if I grow big – turning down a task if I can’t really do it, declining offers if you’re loaded with too many already. This is the best time management tip I’ve ever heard
Just my $0.02. How do you all manage time between blogging and your day job?