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By: Teri Cutler on December 20th, 2011

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Teri’s Topics - Time Management

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I have trouble with time management.

I like to plan a “very full” day. Unfortunately I don’t always get to everything-just where does the day go? “Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase efficiency or productivity. I have no problem with organizing, scheduling or prioritizing what I need to get done, I just put too many “things” on my daily list.

I am a list maker. Even though I had one of the first Blackberries back in 1992, long before anyone was expected to be connected to the world at all times, I still kept the paper list. I don’t get satisfaction from crossing things off the list, I rarely feel that I accomplished a lot, I just need to see the list. Of course the list doesn’t help decipher what I was thinking was so terribly important this morning at 2am because I can’t read my scribble.

Now my lists are not entertaining like David Letterman’s Top 10…, nor are they as inclusive as Listverse where you can check out the top 10 most embarrassing moments in video game history or the top 10 underrated Disney songs. I make boring lists, like who I need to call back, what I need from the grocery store, errands that need to be done. My lists are not fancy, no tiers or records, just scraps held together with a paperclip.

Is it too late to change my ways? Am I just procrastinating?

How do you do it?