Saving Your Valuable Time

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. I am excited for the weekend and to get some much needed rest. I also have a couple of fun things planned for this weekend so I’m really looking forward to it. However, today I wanted to talk about something I haven’t talked about in a while and that is time management. Time management is something I had to learn really well while I was in college and it’s honestly something that has been very beneficial in my adult life as well. So today I wanted to share some of my favorite time management tips with you.

william pen  quote about time

Google Calendar.

I started using my Google Calendar when I was employed by a tech junkie. Her introduction of the calendar to me honestly changed my life. I use my Outlook calendar for work because that is what my work email is set up with, but I prefer Google if I have a choice. I love that I can create individual calendars for different things like the blog, work, daily tasks, and YouTube. It helps me stay organized and helps me manage my time because I can visually see what each day looks like and how much time I have left.

Schedule the random things.

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Something I started doing last year was scheduling the things I would typically schedule. This could be anything from cleaning to grocery shopping to working on a hobby. I found that once I started scheduling these things I was less likely to put them off and I also wouldn’t over schedule myself because I would know those things were coming and I could plan accordingly. It helped keep me on track and help me know when things were happening.


As much as I would love to be able to do everything in one day, I know that isn’t very realistic. Some things are just more important than others. So I had to learn how to prioritize and know what things could wait and what couldn’t. Sometimes I need to push a couple of things off my to-do list to focus on myself. Sometimes I can’t spend an evening watching Netflix because I have an important task to do. It’s all about prioritizing and knowing what I need in the moment.

Say no.

I’m a people pleaser. That’s not really a surprise to anyone who really knows me. Learning to say no has been a challenge because I always want to help everyone and relieve as much stress for them as I can. But saying no and making sure I’m not over filling my plate has been huge in me being able to manage my time because I’m limiting how much I have to manage. It has been a big help.

Ask for help.

Going off of that, I also struggle with asking for help. Because I always said yes to others to relieve stress, I never wanted to add stress to anyone else so I just didn’t ask for help. But sometimes people do want to help in the same way I do and if they can they will. So it’s helped me in not having to try to do everything by myself which ultimately has saved me a lot of time. I still struggle with this one sometimes, but I’m getting better.

And that’s it! Those are my favorite time management tips. They have helped me in so many ways and I use them pretty much everyday.

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wThank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments what your favorite time management tips are! Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I will chat with you soon!


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