How you choose to spend your time

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I’m reflecting on this quote.  There are days or weeks when I feel so busy, so stressed, as if there just isn’t enough time to get everything done.  Then I find myself spending a weekend day comatose on my couch, unable to do more than stare at a bad TV show and a game on my iPad. There are other times when I make a long to-do list and I check it all off, leaving me feeling accomplished.

How we choose to spend our time can dictate a lot – how we feel, what we get done, how we work with others, how we build and maintain relationships, how we succeed, and when we fail. I’ve recently decided that I just can’t do it all! I was trying to do too much, so I’m finding ways to prioritize what matters so that I can still get that feeling of accomplishment but also some fun built in. This idea of trying to find balance is one that I’ve worked on many different ways over the years. At this point in my life, here is what I’m trying:

  • To support my physical and mental health, I’m committed to walking every day I can. The sun is finally setting late enough that I can once again enjoy a walk on the beach after work.
  • To support my work, I’m using my calendar as effectively as I can, looking ahead to plan big and small tasks. I’m also trying to delegate where I can.
  • To support my book and my coaching work, I’m trying to blog more. I’m committed to spending time each weekend on this one extra task.

I’d love to hear how you organize your time and prioritize your to-do list.

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Did you know that I wrote a book?  The Coach ADVenture: Building Powerful Instructional Skills That Impact Learning is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I love interacting with readers via Twitter and my hashtag #CoachADV.



About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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