Everyone has their own time management challenges. Let’s help each other out and give suggestions. Maybe you’ve been in their situation before and can give some advice.
I know people who work from home (myself and others) who juggle billable work, household chores, family, volunteer and more. When your work space is your home space, it helps to compartmentalize your time. I gave some suggestions in this post.
I know people who work in an open-plan office who struggle with constant noise, distractions and interruptions. I salute anyone who is able to concentrate and focus on producing work in these situations. How do you do it?
I know people who work on multiple projects at once with several different people to report to. How do you keep track of all the benchmarks, deadlines and deliverables?
I know people who work all day, come home and collapse on the couch from exhaustion. How does anyone get their household chores and errands done when you are spent after work?
I know people who are full-time carers for their elderly parents or disabled child. When you spend the vast majority of your time taking care of someone who is unable to do things for themselves, how do you have time to do your things that need to get done?
I know people who drop their kids off at daycare early in the morning, work a full day, rush to pick up their kids before daycare closes (and charges them extra by the minute), get home to make dinner, bathtime and bedtime and then have more work to do, bills to pay, dishes and laundry and floors to clean. How can these folks streamline tasks so they have any free time at all?
And in light of all this, how does anyone ever have the time to do things like exercise or sort digital photos?
What are your time management challenges? And can you give us some advice on how you have overcome yours? Please post a comment!