Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Guest Post: Tips for Time Management by Sarah Holman

Sarah Holman is a not so typical mid-twenties girl: A homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings, and author of four published books and counting. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it is because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined. Check out her blog here

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As I write this, I feel very guilty. You see, Tessa asked me to write a guest post for her a few weeks ago and I am just now getting this to her. I know deadlines are important for writers but I have a hard time meeting them. I set them for myself and then something gets in the way. This year of 2014, I am going to do something about it. I have a new schedule and it is already helping me to meet my time goals. So next time Tessa asks me to write a guest post, maybe it will only take me two weeks to get back to her. Here are some of the tips I have learned about managing my time.

    ➙ Limit the amount you take on.
 Whether it is book reviews, writing projects, or guest posts, sometimes you have to say no. If you take on too much, you will do nothing well.

    ➙ Make Priorities.
Sit down with a list of your obligations and prioritize them. Your job might be first, the second might time to write, and so on. You might even want to this sheet to your bulletin board so that you can be reminded of what is important.

    ➙ Make a Schedule.
Your schedule should have in it time for all you major priorities. In mine I have half an hour that is devoted to nothing but answering emails. I also have five hours every day where I am writing or editing in my book exclusively.

    ➙ Push through even when you don’t feel great.
As I write this, I am not feeling very motivated. All I really feel like doing is curling up with a good book. However, especially if you want to be a writer, you have to push through you apathy and get things done.

    ➙ Leave time for fun.
Although you need to push through and get work done sometimes, don’t for get to leave time for relaxing. It is important to have some time to relax in order to recharge from all that working.

    ➙ Pray for strength and guidance.
As Christians, we need to make sure that we are praying every day for the strength to do what we need to and the guidance to know when we are supposed to replace our plans with God’s.

There you have it. My helpful hints that I have been learning on how to manage your time. 

    ✎ Do you have any helpful hints for time management?


  1. Being more organized is certainly on my radar right now! I've resolved to stop being so unscheduled with my writing, especially, but with other things as well. This year, I've created a loose schedule for myself, and it's nice to hear others thoughts on the subject. Thanks for the post!

  2. Toughest part of all is time management. This article can be really useful. I am also going to read your other posts as well. As you said, Getting and sticking to a plan is tough to do as we have to complete all our daily stuff.

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