So much to do, and not enough time.

I’m sure many of you have felt like this before. It’s one of those things that pretty much everyone can identify with, easily. The pressures of having to keep up, that there’s so many things to keep track of, and complete. I used to be able to keep track of most things just by memory, but as of late, I’m finding that harder and harder to do, despite using varying tools to keep track of what I need to do.

Or, perhaps, that’s part of the problem -- I don’t have a central place to look in order to manage all that I need to keep track of. I find it a bit odd that I need to actively plan out my free time, but, I have been finding I need to ensure I have enough, otherwise my mind just can’t disengage and I end up becoming excessively stressed, to the point where I end up being unable to function. And that is no good.

So, what is the solution? There are a lot of applications out there designed for time management, but i’ve not really found many that work for me. It’s time consuming to get the stuff set up, to plan it out, and with the nature of my work, all kinds of unexpected things can pop up, setting other things back.

I think I’m going to start doing some research and testing with a few different options. Hey, that could make for some decent content for this blog -- reviews of different time management methods, where they fall short for my way of thinking?

I think I’ll start off with Google Calendar. It has some bonus points for being able to integrate with browsers, various mail and calendar applications so i should be able to have notifications on my calendars, and I can get notifications on my phone pretty easily.

There’s also a bunch of open source projects for time management, I’ll probably be looking at a few of those.

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