Schedules. Calendars. Appointments. Tasks. Lists. Timers. Reminders. Meetings. Cooking. Cleaning. Laundry. Errands. Pay bills. Activities. Carpool. On and on it goes. How will I get everything done? Do I have enough time to get it all done? If I don’t get it all done will someone be disappointed in me? Can you relate?
When I was young didn’t have a watch. I would play for hours. I would play until mom called me because it was meal time. Of course I responsibilities, chores and homework, but when they were done it was free time – no electronics back then, just me and my imagination – freedom.
As I got older there were more responsibilities and homework with deadlines. My parents also set curfews for me. I had basketball practice and games, youth group and band practice, all of which you need to arrive on time for.
Employment, marriage and children bring added responsibilities and with added responsibilities it seemed easy to deal with and remember everyone’s schedules by writing everything down on the calendar and then adding it to the calendar on my phone with reminders.
Are you tired yet? I’m exhausted. How is it possible to get everything done?
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
There are only so many hours in a day. You do the most with the time you have. Remember to breathe, rest and relax. Don’t run yourself down as that will only make matters worse.
I could go into systems and how to time block everything in your day and week, but that’s for another time.
Plan out your day, week and month the best you can to accomplish what needs to get done in that time. Don’t put pressure on yourself to get more done than really needs to be done. Remember, there is a time for every activity under the sun. God created the earth and everything on it in six days and then He rested.
Use the tools you have – schedules, calendar reminders, lists, etc – to assist you to get things done. Organizing your time is a beautiful thing.