Difficulties with time management
As I mentioned before on this blog, I do have work, which effects my other ventures.
I am starting, and ending my “9-5” everyday differently, so I can’t plan everything from start to the end.
Also I do have lot of stress…
I know that whole plant, in which I am working depends on me, and my skills.
As a programmer in Industry I do have often days, when I know that this is the deadline, and if I can’t figure something out, to move forward with the project.
There will be money consequences on my firm.
So when I am actually in one of my client locations (unfortunately most of clients are far from my home, so when I have to dive to them, I am staying for couple of nights in surrounding hotel).
As I have tried many times to actually do something else in those days, when I am during this business trips.
I actually never achieve my goal.
My typical day looks like that:
- Wake up at 7 AM
- Go to work at 8 AM
- Finish work at 8 PM
- Get back to hotel, do some reading
- Get sleep at 11 PM.
So I have decided that if I can’t actually do some creative work then.
I can handle with my health in those 4 hours of day, which I have left.
I have signed to a Gym, and try to go sweating there every day after work.
Those 2 hours on different equipment is a blast for my stress, and feel of comfort the day after.
Typically I am spending 3 days (2 nights) out of home, so I can go to the Gym 3 times a week (which is recommended amount according to my coach).
On the rest of time I do have a simple plan:
- Reading emails, and writing back to my clients, and my contractors.
- Reading Blog posts about SEO, and Marketing (what is my biggest area of interest).
- Sleeping, and relaxing (Normally I do not sleep for 8 hours a day).
How I am going to realize this plan
To make things straight, this is only my Plan, when I am during business trip for more than 1 day, and I have to work long hours, which makes me less productive for my own projects.
When I am at home I do have much more to offer.
Those weekends, and hours after work are really the core of my development…
Of course I also want to spend as much time I can with my Girlfriend, so this is really important for me to plan things upfront.
A few days ago I have read about planning weekends.
After deeper thought, it really make sense…
Each weekend I do want to do something fun, what makes me more relaxed, and keeps me waiting for this opportunity.
Thanks to that I can be more focus on work, because when I will finished I will reward myself.
I don’t mean doing every move according to some scenario (there is place for spontaneity).
It is just a self motivator, which can only make me start working earlier.