I’m realizing I can’t do it all. My ambitions are great and that’s not a bad thing. Unfortunately, there are only so many hours in the week.
Last week there was a lot going on. Work at Disney, a trip out of town to celebrate my anniversary with my wife, my consultation work.
The night before I left town, I had three major tasks that I wanted to complete. If I were to do them, I would have had no sleep at all before heading out the door the next day with Kate.
Something had to give. I had to let those tasks go. They weren’t going to be completed because I had run out of time.
I have this card hanging in my bathroom with words I heard from Jon Acuff:
I’m not following these guidelines right now.
It’s frustrating. Why can’t I do it all?
Once my emotions calmed down, I’ve had to admit I have a major time management problem. I’ve not been getting a full night’s sleep, or having ample time to pray in the morning, or exercise, or go over our home budget… something’s wrong.
I’m going to have to say “no” to things. For my sanity, for my health. I’m not leaving margin for the unexpected and squeezing something into every nook and cranny of available time is not a way to live. I’ll keep you updated as I work through this and hopefully I can pass along some useful information that you can use as well.
Do me a favor, join in the conversation on my Facebook page and leave tips that work for you when it comes to time management. Maybe we can learn something from each other.