Eternity Management In 33 Not So Simple Tricks

time is goldBecause Internet is the devil in disguise, eating our time and not giving us back enough recognition, this group of 33 bloggers joined to fight it, trying to obey to the
10 Commandments of Time Management, respecting each other’s time, while learning a few lessons in time management.

Everything went smoothly, until Guru Natalie weighted in on time management, telling us that we should become β€œcreatures of habit”, so we all had to find at least 9 reasons to wake up early. Given the fact that some of us love to wake up late, we’d rather look for an efficient organization of our daily hassle, for a formula of time management for bloggers and photographers. This is a normal approach, when you spend almost all your day(s) blogging and taking pictures of your cat. Blogging is about moderating comments as well, so bloggers would better manage time by sorting their blog comments in 6 ways. Beware though: don’t try all 6 methods at once πŸ˜‰

My troubles with time management always make me wonder if it’s URGENT, urgent I say… but is it? As I cannot find myself an appropriate answer, I’ thank God I don’t sweat the small stuff and I don’t put everything off until later. I just cancel it πŸ˜‰

The 8 work at home time management strategies which help me avoid hearing my family crying “Time, Time, Time!”, gave me the energy to organize some thoughts on managing a precious resource. Please don’t imagine I’m managing my gold resources! This is all about time! I could even be tackling K2, if only I could have found some time management tips for using email.

Stress Can Be Good, some people may say, but I strongly disagree. I’m sure those people know the secrets to successful time management which they don’t want to share, enjoying when they see us living under the pressure of the 3 simple time management tips so easy on paper, but so difficult in real life.

How I manage time between blogging and studies is none of your business, since you told me to organize myself a better living through sticky notes. I just don’t want them on my fridge, I don’t want them on my desk, I don’t want them in my life, so I’d say that how I manage my time is a private topic. What? Did you expect that I’d share with you the 6 essential time management strategies which allow me managing large multi-user projects? No way!

I am aware that a routine shall set you free, but I’m too creative for that, so I’d rather supercharge my job search by saving time. Do you know why? Because time makes me cuckoo without even knowing it, in my rush to acquire 11 time management tips – how I manage work and blog. These are really simple tips for managing time: it is either blog or work, so don’t blame me that I quit my job. And don’t blame me if I cuckoo too loud sometimes πŸ˜†
From the peace of my home, I can test all kind of strategies for effective time management, until I become the master of the un-techniques, who often gets dIstressed or dEstressed trying to cope with freelancing and time management.

Speaking of time management, there was this story I’ve heard when I was a child: how can one define eternity (I’m not sure, but it could be from Antoine De Saint Exupery – The Little Prince):

There is this huge rocky mountain. Every day, a small bird comes and rubs its beak on the rock. When the entire mountain will have been ground away by this bird’s beak, a second from eternity would have passed.

That’s all, my friends, I’ve just spent a second from eternity trying to find the English word for the “bird’s mouth”, only to discover that I knew it some time ago, but I’ve forgotten it meanwhile. I’d better find a way of managing my memory through time. And blog about it.

17 Comments

  1. I came over here because I saw the little exerpt next to my entry in the WP dashboard (“Stress Can Be Good, some people may say, but I strongly disagree. I’m sure those people know the secrets to successful time management which they don’t want to share”) and I was like “What?? How rude!” Then I started reading… hilarious! This must’ve taken you a long time to write! You got all the titles in there and it was so sarcastically funny! I’m totally amazed that English is your second language, Simonne. I couldn’t tell (seriously). Great way to link to all the articles, quite creative!

  2. Simonne, you Rock, girl!
    Could I please, hire you for my next group writing project to put all the results together like this? Please… Hope you won’t charge me an arm and a leg, though posts like these are priceless!

    I just dugg it, hopefully it will pick up much better than my version, and stumbled it to boot. Posts like these must be read by everyone.

    Thanks so much!

  3. πŸ˜† Thank you LaurenMarie, I really enjoyed writing this, but I would have never imagined it could have such an effect! You’ve just made my day πŸ™‚

  4. no need to worry, Simonne. My group projects will never gather 200 participants. If InspirationBit ever gets as popular as Problogger, I’ll stop receiving the submissions after the first hundred… actually in my case it would have to be either # 64 or #128 (26 or 27 – going 8 bits at a time) πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks Jacob. Yes, I did it also for that group, because I wanted to give all participants a link while avoiding duplicates. Then I liked the idea, so I did it again. I wonder if she had 200 participants, how long it would have taken for me to write this πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the Stumble.

  6. Ha, ha! No problem, if you received that many submissions, we could always work together to write a series with the results. I’m sure you’ll become as popular as problogger. In a couple of years, we will look back at these comments and smile, because we were right πŸ˜‰

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