Making Time

Real Estate Agent with LA Condo Lifestyles

By Coco Clayman-Cook

It's important to make time for the things that are important to you.  Time has a way of marching by regardless of our wishes.  If we don't schedule what is most important to us it has a way of slipping to last on the list.  I have a friend who has said for years that she wanted to work out and get in shape, but it never happened. Last summer she sat down with her planner and scheduled time to go to the gym every day.  Now she is in the best shape of her life.

The first step in making time is getting a good planner.  Take a stress free time, sit down with your planner and turn to a typical week.  Begin by blocking off all of the time that you plan to work.  Next block off time spent with your family, children or significant others.  Now take a close look at the schedule and schedule time for yourself.  First schedule non productive time and then schedule productive time.  In truth it is really all productive, but often we forgo scheduling rest and recuperation time.  Don't be thrown off by the order in which I suggested scheduling your time.  It is not in order of importance, it is in order of flexibility. 

Make time for yourself and your relationships and your life will flourish.


Comments (5)

Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

Time management is the key to success in life and business. Thanks for the reminder.

Apr 28, 2009 03:34 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

For me it is all about prioritizing...In addition to my job at CRC I am a Mary Kay Consultant. We are taught from the beginning to write down the 6 most important things to do the next day right before bed each night. By doing this as soon as I get up I am in control. It really works. Mary Kay Ash was a brilliant women who had some amazing organizational ideas!! Read her books to learn more!!

Happy Tuesday!!


Apr 28, 2009 03:50 AM
Connie Lou Barnett
Real Living/Home Realty - Owensboro, KY

Thanks for sharing the lesson of time management.  It is so easy to put off for ourselves what we really need to do.

Apr 28, 2009 04:16 AM
David Salvato
David Home Inspection Service Home Inspector San Bernardino - Los Angeles, CA

Hi Coco. This was a great post. Nice to see something new and informative. Hope to work with you someday!


David Home Inspections

Sep 08, 2009 09:37 AM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

Good Morning Coco, Thanks for the post  I hope you can schedule some time to come back and dance in the Rain.

Oct 12, 2011 05:23 AM