Me & My Time Management Problem

I think of myself as organized. Other people think of me that way too. My husband says I keep my notebooks, pens and books organized but I can't manage my time at all. He's right.

Througout the day I'll think of 10-15 things I need to do (put laundry away, empty dishwasher, make doctor and dentist appointments for my son, vacuum...). I end up either forgetting half of them or getting carried away with other things and never even getting to them. The main things that suffer are my son and my writing. Writing is the last thing on my non-existent list. And it's one of the things I think about consistently.

I struggle with keeping the house picked up and clean. We just went from a four room townhouse to a ten room, three bathroom house. What used to take me one hour to clean now takes me a few days. It's much harder for me when I'm working, which is sporadically.

My four year old is constantly asking me to play with him and I feel like I am always telling him, "In a minute." That minute usually never ends and we don't end up playing until much later. I'll sit down to answer a work email and end up updating my iPhone with podcasts, time-sucking Facebook, homeschooling sites, etc.

I'll run upstairs to grab books to read to my son and end up putting away two baskets of laundry. I am constantly putting him and my writing off to do other things. To me the other things are necessary and I feel like if I can just get them out of the way, I'll have more time to play and write. But it just doesn't work out that way.

How do you manage your time? Any tips?
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Me & My Time Management Problem

I think of myself as organized. Other people think of me that way too. My husband says I keep my notebooks, pens and books organized but I can't manage my time at all. He's right.

Througout the day I'll think of 10-15 things I need to do (put laundry away, empty dishwasher, make doctor and dentist appointments for my son, vacuum...). I end up either forgetting half of them or getting carried away with other things and never even getting to them. The main things that suffer are my son and my writing. Writing is the last thing on my non-existent list. And it's one of the things I think about consistently.

I struggle with keeping the house picked up and clean. We just went from a four room townhouse to a ten room, three bathroom house. What used to take me one hour to clean now takes me a few days. It's much harder for me when I'm working, which is sporadically.

My four year old is constantly asking me to play with him and I feel like I am always telling him, "In a minute." That minute usually never ends and we don't end up playing until much later. I'll sit down to answer a work email and end up updating my iPhone with podcasts, time-sucking Facebook, homeschooling sites, etc.

I'll run upstairs to grab books to read to my son and end up putting away two baskets of laundry. I am constantly putting him and my writing off to do other things. To me the other things are necessary and I feel like if I can just get them out of the way, I'll have more time to play and write. But it just doesn't work out that way.

How do you manage your time? Any tips?
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