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What is a good way to make sure that you have time to get everything done?

I'm working fulltime and going to gradschool . I have 2 babies and am worried about having enough time to do everything! time-management student college


One thing that's always helped me is keeping a planner. It doesn't even have to be a real one. I use a small legal pad to keep track of and plan out commitments and when I'm going to do which tasks. It's kept me on top of my game all schoolyear. Might not work for everyone, but worth a shot! Abby Lupi, CareerVillage.org Team

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Twyon’s Answer

Calendar, calendar, calendar. I used to have a bad habit of missing meetings and appointments. Then I just became a slave to my calendar. I make sure to add everything to my calendar right away.

Last week, I was at the dentist for my cleaning, afterwards I scheduled the next one for 6 months out and I added it to my calendar right then and there. I just try to make it as much as a habit as possible.

Erica, what I think would work well in your position is to not allow yourself to be overwhelmed. You have to prioritize, maybe decide what is important now and what can be put off.

Hope this helps.
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Rachel’s Answer

<span style="background-color: transparent;">You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).</span>

<span style="background-color: transparent;">Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.</span>



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M. Lavern’s Answer

When you have a lot on your plate being super organized is the key. Developing a time management program is a much when you are balancing family, work and grad school. It can be done. I am a living witness also with two babies at that time and working fulltime. Now that I look back. What was I think and how did I do it all. Congratulation welcome to the tiger mom club. Let's keep your head above water and keep the blues always. You may feel like no one is listening to your needs or giving you the support you need. It all inside you. you're motivated, you persisted an overachiever, which will make you successful in life, work and schooling. So here the plan Find a good app wunderlist is a great one that I use it will help you keep up with your day to day activites. It will become your bible. From posting to do list for family matter to dinner functions. etc. Master Calendar planning once a week. Sunday is a great time to do this. Following the five c's, calendar, carpool, cooking, cleaning, care. Each of the children need their own calendar to post their activities for school, homework time frames, and after school program and pick up time. Your Grad school studies and study time will be posted on the master calendar. If you children are involved in groups with other children share errands time once a week to due carpooling. Outsource and delegate time for others or spouse to help out. Establish a emergency buddy system. Each of your household member should have a emergency folder (like a vinyl folder different colors that list all important information about that specific person including medicines and allergies and a list of who to contact in order of important with address and telephone numbers. I have a life journal of all my wellness and fitness medical record since forever. (blood types, etc) Set limit for t v time, schedule for regular naps as well as bedtime. If you have a long hard day. Go to bed early and wake up early before every one is up and use this time peace and quiet and study time. Get everybody clothes ready for the week on sunday an at least two extra outfit for mishaps. you can label them in the closet using the days of the week. Meal prep three days at a time if you cannot do a week. On Sundays you can do a week of grab snacks and mascon jar salads. The calendars should be color coded. The master calendars use stickers or dots for each person or each event or study . In total you should end up with four paper calendars. One large calendar like a desk wall calendar. printable calendars for the children and one household chore calendar. you can get some ideas from Pinterest. The printable calendar can be written and printed from your computer. It will make it easy for you to change schedule from month to month and please set reminder to keep you on top of everything. Don't forget to mark time down for yourself on a day basis. if you cannot get a way for a full weekend. fifteen minutes a day belong to you. make a sign saying mommy is in time out. Wishing you the best
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