Albert Einstein said “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Life is like time, it neither stops nor stays the same. No matter how much I scream and cry, it keeps moving forward. Sometimes, it moves so fast, I feel completely lost and do not know what to do. My husband often says to me “I wish a day had more than 24 hours.” To be honest, I do not want a day to be more than 24 hours; I cannot imagine having to be busy working more than 8 hours a day. But, I also think if a day were to have 26 or 28 hours, I could accomplish a lot more things. When I am at work or throughout my daily life, I get pulled left and right having to deal with unexpected tasks. The next thing I know, it is time for me to go home or even time to go to bed. Even when I have my day and tasks prioritized, often I am unable to accomplish my tasks and my lists become useless. On the way home or in the bed, I ask to myself “what have I accomplished today?” The answer is often “nothing” and I get so discouraged. Taking SLS 1000, has helped me to improve my time management. Now, I have less of the feeling of “I’m not sure what I accomplished today”, because I learned how to manage my time. Power Up, A Practical Student`s Guide to Online Learning (2009) says “Making more time by using the time you have wisely. You can adjust your schedule in different ways. For instance, you can use time in waiting rooms and while commuting.” (p. 60) When I read this, I thought, this is so true, what an easy thing to do, I know I can do it. I actually saw a light bulb light up in my head. Since reading this page, I have started to use my time more wisely to make more time for myself. To begin with, for time management, I have started to take a shorter lunch break. Of course, I give myself plenty of time to eat lunch and relax a little. Having a shorter lunch has provided me an extra 15 to 30 minutes to get other tasks done that I have to do. It may not...
References: Good readers “Quotes About Life” Retrieve on 7 July 2012 from
Stacy Barrett, Catrina Poe, and Carrie Spagnola (2009). Power Up: A Practical Student`s Guide to Online Learning, 8, pg. 61.
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