by Designer Lori Esterly

Posts tagged ‘Management’

Balance. Balance? Balance!



Do you have trouble finding balance in your life?  I know I do.  I struggle with how much I do and don’t do on a weekly basis.  I also struggle with how much I get done each week as well as what things I should do that I never get to.

Where should I spend my time?  On what should I focus?  How do I balance my work and home lives?

I recently made the statement, “It shouldn’t be this hard!”  When a wise friend said, “It doesn’t have to be.”  Simplify!  So now I have to decide what if anything I can cut.  I would like to cut out the housekeeping and cooking… but that isn’t possible.  So where do you save time?  How do you make better use of your time?

I want to spend my time making beautiful jewelry but I can’t ignore my responsibilities.  It’s not that I don’t want to do my responsibilities it’s just that I have a hard time accomplishing all of them and getting to what I love.

I could use some help.  What suggestions can you make?

Here is one of the things I have worked on in my time lately.

This is a Special Order Item I made this month. What do you think?


How Do I Utilize My Time More Effectively???


Do you ever do a whole lot of nothing?  I find myself doing A LOT of nothing.  I start on my list of things to do skip numbers 1 & 2, only complete half of number 3 and never get to numbers 4, 5, and 6.  It’s not that I sit and do nothing, I do plenty but never get anything completely done.  Do you find yourself doing the same thing?

I have heard of some time management systems that are supposed to help you be more efficient and keep track of time for you.  I started using one called Pomodoro Technique.  I liked it but it didn’t stick.  I used it for a bout a week and then somehow it stopped working, I stopped using it.  I didn’t stop because it didn’t work or because I didn’t like it, I don’t know why I stopped using it.  It just didn’t stick.  I’m more than willing to try it again but how will this be any different?

I find myself needing to be more effective and efficient because of having more things fighting for my time.  I want to get more business done each day so that I can get to the rest of my life.  I have a family and friends that I want to enjoy and taking care of my home is suffering because of this ineffectiveness.

Can you help me?  What do you do to keep track of your time and get things done?

I’m going to try Pomodoro again, tomorrow.  It is almost time for bed.

How about trying to accomplish this…

Sterling Silver Rounds & Bicones & Aquamarine Glass Necklace

Sterling Silver Rounds & Bicones & Aquamarine Glass Earrings


~ Lori

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