How to divide your day the right way.

photo (2)Balance – it’s one of those things that I constantly struggle with! I’ve told myself that I’m going to find more time for stuff that I want to do in 2014 – like learn to crochet! – but it’s really hard with everything I do. Because I’m a freelancer, sometimes I’m all work and no play, and I don’t make time for myself. I’d like to thank my parents for enabling me on this one! They are hard workers, which is a good thing, but sometimes our family is (ahem) “work driven” you might say.

I think 2014 is going to be different though. I’m moving to a studio this year and so I want to revamp my entire work life! I think it’s good for everyone to take inventory now and again, and Kellogg’s has the perfect tip for four great ways to divide your day. I’ve been working with them on starting the days off right, and the focus this time is balance of work, play, others and me! Not only is it important for adults to learn, but it’s important for kids to learn early so they develop good habits for life. 

So here are a few things that I’m going to do in 2014 to divide my day better:

  • Choose time frames in which to do actual craft projects (not computer work), for instance 10 – 12 each day. I need my creative time!
  • Set timers for being on social media – 15 minute intervals. When the time “bings” I have to get off.
  • Get out of the house more! Work at coffee shops a few days a week.
  • Take the dogs for a walk every single day.
  • Schedule more dinners with friends.
  • Go to the movies a few times a month (I love the movies!).

Kellogg’s even has a chart to remind me. Seems obvious, but sometimes those visual reminds work best, just tacked on a corkboard.

As you go through your day, keep these four things (work, play, others, me) in mind. Where do you need to focus more? I’d love to hear your tips! See more of the tips here:

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  1. Patricia says

    Oh, you have no idea how much I need these reminders. I’ve been retired for 4 years and I still don’t have a good schedule for my time. The day just gets frittered away!