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Time- Management: My Great Nemesis

Like many of us, I, too am a person who wears different hats. I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend and the list goes on. So, it goes without saying that I play different roles on a daily basis and together with those roles are the different expectations of me.

I have to admit that I have known myself to be good at time management until I was proven wrong twice today. Of course, it came as a shocker because I have always thought that since I am able to accomplish things on time, it is tantamount to doing things the right way. Regardless of the anxiety that the “process of finishing up” sometimes brings.

After accomplishing two of the suggested surveys, (http://universitycollege.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/Time%20Management%20Skills%20Test.pdf and http://sarc.sdes.ucf.edu/form-studyskills), I was made aware that I still have a few more missteps when it comes to managing my time. These missteps, however, are things that I can definitely work on and should not in any way hinder me from achieving the goals that I have set for myself. If anything, the realization that I should 1) learn to delegate responsibilities, 2) be able to say “no” and 3) give up total control when necessary are a few pointers that I believe will direct me to achieving those goals. And, with the guidance and support from both my peers and FIC, I am sure that the only direction I am headed to is FORWARD.