I usually do not have time to breathe between home and work, and I complain relentlessly. I am sure by now everyone I know has heard how busy I am and some are scared that they will have to hear it all over again. Sometimes I donâ€™t care what people think about my skills at self pity nor do I care whether they want to know. Either ways from time to time I wonder when I will stop being pathetic, pick up my life and get going.
In between all the wallowing in self pity and real hard work all day I do get time off here and there. Like right now. Some of the management has gone on a trip I arranged to get some of my work made easier and the rest of the management simply vanished because they didnâ€™t go on the tour. A lucky few at work today can take it slow.
My boss didnâ€™t show up at work and my new boss walked in and out of the office before we could blink. One of my team members is conveniently absent and the other one is happily chatting away since morning. I decided to stay off her back for the day. I had the earphone plugged to my ear since morning listening to MP3s and replying to emails of all those people I have kept waiting forever. I checked out new information about collaborations, checked the rates for advertisements and exhibitions and checked my face book a couple of times.
That’s when it struck me that I should do something productive with my free time apart from listening to a mix of old English and Hindi numbers. The first thing that popped up in my mind was Time ManagementÂ – or should I try the Art of Living stuff. The first attempt at Art of Living took a tangential path over my head so I stuck to learning a bit about managing my time for now.
Well they say I may have a personal situation and thatâ€™s why I seem to have obstacles in my life like procrastinating (Me??), have difficulty saying no (Never! I mean not reallyâ€¦ oh may be sometimes), delegating (Well I am not too bad at that and I am learning everydayâ€¦ grudgingly) and making time management decisions (Duh! Isnâ€™t that why I am reading the article??).
They say â€˜get organized nowâ€™ and then they ask me to pay $1.99 to know how. I am sure they have that information in millions for free on the internet. They want me to identify the reasons for procrastinating for another $1.99. And I always thought itâ€™s my husband who procrastinates and I just agree with him.
From what I have seen so far managing my time will require some wallet management too. Well may be if I have some free time tomorrow I shall look at time management again and I am not procrastinating. Well not really. I just have to get back to my MP3 and clock watching.