Working full-time has really caused me to reevaluate how I spend my time.
Trying to fit in time with family and friends, making time for my writing, reading, exercising, and so many other things has proved to be a unique challenge.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Surprisingly, I find myself getting more accomplished now than I did before. I think part of this is because I’m once again realizing how limited and precious my time outside of the day job is.
This past weekend I sat down with my planner and tried to think of ways I could manage my time better. Sadly, getting out of bed earlier made one of the top points of that list. 😦 Drinking more coffee followed soon after.
“You may delay, but time will not.”
― Benjamin Franklin
I have a half hour commute to work every day. One thing I’ve tried out recently is listening to audio books while I’m driving.
Honestly, I didn’t think I could get into audio books. The few I’ve tried in the past, (The very few;) either had a voice that sent me straight to sleep or one that annoyed me so badly I couldn’t concentrate on the story.
I’m glad I gave it another shot. I bought the audio book for Linger the second book In Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls series. The voices were perfect!
My budget is a little tight right now with my building project coming up, but one audio book should last me about two weeks, so all in all not bad.
I love that I’m able to multi-task a little this way, and I love that my long drive to work has become quite a bit more enjoyable as well. Of course, I’ll still be reading my books as well. 🙂
Do you have any tips for managing your time during the busy work week?