Time Management at Home and in the Office

As you may have noticed from previous blogs, I am an absolute freak about time. People often ask me how do you manage to get everything done? Keeping a clean house, making home-cooked dinners, completing school projects etc. I have found that basically being a prisoner to time helps me complete the daily tasks at home as well as at work.

Take this morning for example. I have come to accept the fact that my 4-year-old son will not get dressed when I ask him to. There have been several days where I am throwing his shirt over his head as we are walking out the door.

So this morning I figured out that I need to ask him to get dressed earlier on in our morning routine. This way he knows that he can lay around for a while and he thinks that he got his way and is waiting to get dressed. When in reality, he is getting dressed at the same time that I used to begin asking him to change into his school clothes. This has made a huge difference in my mornings. And since I wasn’t fighting with him about clothes, I had enough time to clean up the bowl of cereal that my 2-year-old decided to throw onto the floor because he didn’t want his shoes on. I could go on and on…

Time management at work is also very important. At DDA, a search engine marketing company, I have a certain amount of hours each month to complete website optimization services for our numerous clients enrolled in our SureThing Optimization Program.

When I sit down with my spreadsheet of clients each month, at times it can be overwhelming. This is why I dedicate time each night to research the past optimization and see what is needed to keep up with the search engine algorithms.

Making sure that no time is wasted time at DDA, I plan out my day from the second that I step through the door. I make a checklist of which websites I will be optimizing, this way there aren’t wasted minutes staring blankly at a screen thinking about what to do next. Of course, there are the added tasks that are thrown at me during the day that can throw off my schedule a bit.

But the most important thing is that I manage my time in a way that I get all of my website optimization completed.