Melanie's Get Organized Journal: Week 2

  1. Having more control of my time would mean I would...
    • be able to spend more quality time with Lauren and Allana
    • be able to be more prepared for each day
    • be able to play on the computer without feeling guilty
  2. List the main areas of your life and what percentage each area occupies in your life

    Family 30%
    Business (School and Work) 50%
    Recreation 20%

    Are you happy with the way your life energy is being used?
    Not really because I feel like I spend too much time playing on the computer and I find it hard to tear myself away, although I did tonight.

  3. Describe your life, in detail, one year from today, after you have achieved control of your time. How will the percentages have shifted? Will your life be more balanced?
    I will feel better because I will be reading to the children in the evening, playing games with them, they will be on a better schedule and I will be able to study after they have gone to bed. I will remember to check Lauren's homework in the evenings, things will run much more smoothly. I will meditate in the mornings and work on my cross stitch on the weekends.
  4. Let's create three lists.
    Do or Die
    work, go to classes, cook, study

    Important Tasks
    housecleaning, laundry, church

    Wish List
    practice a new Spanish verb daily, work on my other foreign languages, meditation and/or quiet time, cross-stitch projects

  5. Is there any relationship between the life I am leading as indicated on my calendar page and the one I described that I wanted to be living next year?
    Not really - my goals were never clearly defined.

    Do I see how I am unconsciously draining my physical energy with all this activity?
    I don't have a lot of activity

    Is it safe to say I overbook myself? No

  6. Do I retrace my steps when running errands?
    Yes, sometimes, poor planning

    Is it time to delegate some of my tasks?
    No, I could accomplish my tasks if I put my mind to it.

    Should I consider how cost-effective it would be to hire even a part-time helper?

    Am I avoiding something with all this frantic activity?

    How would I feel handing this schedule over to the person I love most and saying, "Here, you do this"?
    My schedule is not very demanding. My evenings are usually free.

    Learn more about Melanie

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