How do I make better use of my personal time? (work 40 hr weeks)
June 14, 2014 3:10 PM Subscribe
[A fairly mundane issue, so apologies if something similar has been answered, but I didn't see anything.]
I function normally at work, and get things done just fine, but on my down time I fail completely to meet even marginally acceptable levels of time management.
posted by Tess to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
To wit, on weekdays I hardly ever do anything productive other than do laundry, do minimal amounts of groceries, and chat with my (long-distance) bf and sometimes family/friends. Still, I fall asleep by 11 most nights because I'm so tired. On weekends, therefore, I scramble to get everything vaguely ambitious done, and always fail because I'm so tired out from a (normal) workweek. I can't figure out anymore if it's piss-poor time management, lack of energy of a combination thereof. But it's starting to get embarrassing for me. Embarrassing to myself, I mean. I have so much I want to get done in the next couple of years.
I don't think it's so much that I'm distractable as that there's so much, at both micro- and macro-levels, that needs done that a simple to do list just won't cut it. I need to figure out how to prioritize and how not to panic at difficult tasks, and that doesn't lend itself to sticky notes.
And it's not lack of motivation, it's more perfectionism I think.
FWIW, my doctor has checked me out and I'm healthy albeit nearly always tired.