Time Management

Priorities: Work…Study…Exercise…Sleep…Repeat

These things have been weighing heavily on my mind lately.  Working full-time and restarting school have mandated a reevaluation of my time management (skills?).

I know I’m whining here, but I am not used to jamming this much activity into my life.  I’m lucky to have a job that for the most part I don’t have to take home, but nonetheless it’s a physically and emotionally draining 40 hours out of my week.  I need to continue to focus on my recovery (12 step stuff) so there’s another time commitment.

The new wrinkle is school.  I go twice a week at 3 hours a pop.  Relatively easy classes so far but a mountain of reading and until I get into the flow of the class and understand what the instructor expects, I have, simply, a boat-load of reading to do.

Oh yeah, then there’s plain old life…you know: exercise, doctor visits, laundry, grocery shopping, ironing…spending time with my kid.

Dating?  HA!  That’s a good one…

Writing? Blogging?  Those have become luxuries…

Pleasure reading? LMFAO…THAT I will miss and need to schedule some weekly time for.

The point is…wow…are humans normally functional on this little sleep?  Up at 6 (which is WAY too early for me) and down at midnight after a FULL day.  The challenge has been to find enough coffee and take enough breaks that I’m actually comprehending what I’m reading.

So to those who have gone before me…I salute you.  This is harder than I thought but I love every minute of it…and I am truly blessed to be able to participate in these activities.  Lot’s of folks don’t and I certainly don’t take it for granted…

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About Conversations With The Moon

Divorced father of two amazing young adults. College student, plodding away at a liberal arts degree. Formerly a Fire Captain and Paramedic. Dabbler in fashion. Liberal. Believer in Karma. View all posts by Conversations With The Moon

2 responses to “Time Management

  • edgeledge

    It gets easier, just finished my third course while working 50+ hours a week..

  • Stephanie Shirley

    I’m definitely a person who loves to be busy, but even I have found limits with as to how much I can comfortably fit into a day without getting overwhelmed or simply not getting it all done! Prioritizing (even my personal time) has given me a lot more control over time management. It sounds like you run a very full schedule as well!

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