I’ve been thinking about time management and organization lately. Mostly because I’ve been helping an elderly friend get organized to move to a retirement center. I’m actually known for being quite organized, but helping here is a reminder that I still have much organizing of my own to do--and need to set aside time to do that. I’m sure being shot of time happens to all of us periodically. I had to laugh recently when I ran across an item in a women’s magazine that indicated that there shouldn’t be more than 7 things on your to-do list for any one day. Otherwise you would suffer from brain overload.
The root problem for most of us is that we are often reluctant to say No when being offered the opportunity to fulfill some job—especially if it’s at church or in another Christian organization. Recently I ran across a note I’d taken in a writing class. The teacher made this comment: “When someone asks me to do something, I ask them if there is anyone else who could do the job as well or better than I could. If so, tell them to ask that person. If they can’t find or recruit that other person, then come back and I will do it.”
One of the keys to not having too much to do is giving up those jobs that someone else has been called to do.