I feel like ‘managing’ is a bit of a catch-all term. A variety of things need to be managed. Time, responsibility, expectations. This is something I’ve been trying to focus on myself lately. Mainly the time aspect of it.
Time management has always been an issue of mine. Growing up, my teachers would always write on my report cards that I needed to use my time wisely. This certainly stuck with me, as I constantly procrastinate but don’t miss deadlines. I can write something very quick, but I’ll wait until the last second to do it. I’ve been attempting to plan things further ahead these days, but I’ve found once I get the planning done, I get bored and do something else. You know, so it’s a work in progress.
Managing my responsibilities has been a new one for me. While having a full-time career, plus building out some freelance clients, I’ve been juggling responsibilities and really working on a balancing act. This one, I think, scares me the most. I’m terrified of things falling through the cracks. Luckily this hasn’t happened yet.
And the managing of expectations has never been easy. I always say yes when given an opportunity, whether I realistically have the time for it or not. I always want to grow and do the things I enjoy, but that means cutting into my free time, which has been a struggle. But again, it’s only January. I’m still a work in progress.