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Being Organized Part III – Time Management
My all-time favorite task (tongue in cheek) is time management. This is important and can be challenging. I’m single and employed full-time and I hold down a part-time job as well. This leaves limited time to get meals, do laundry, keep house and the kitchen, pursue interests, sleep and oh, yes, to write. For someone who is a single parent and has to manage the above tasks for themselves and multiple others, the challenge is even greater.
The ability to multi-task is one of the most useful skills one can acquire. I carry some of my work with me at all times in case I can squeeze in an extra moment or two at work or while waiting in queue somewhere. I check mail or run other errands while I have laundry in at the Laundromat. As I’m working my way through a particularly challenging segment of a story, I take frequent breaks and either pick up around the apartment or work on the kitchen. When I move between tasks, I feel like I’m accomplishing something, even if it isn’t with my writing.