We all have schedules and deadlines for this or that. Whether it is something with work, school, or family life. Everyone lives in a time frame, if we are to be productive members of society. We also each have particular gifts in areas of our lives, meaning there are some things that we are very good at, then some things, well…… not so much.
I have come to realize that I excel in making schedules! But not necessarily for myself. At my last few places of employment, I have become the “person”, the one that makes the work team schedules; making sure staffing is adequate to maintain our patient loads. Frequently issues will arise that are beyond human control, but this is par for the course.
I was presented with a rather large conflict to our upcoming schedule. It required extreme change. But I jumped in with both feet. It took me all of 1.5hrs to change 4 weeks worth of our entire team. You may not call this a skill, but I do – and side note, if you want to do it, or think you could do a better job, I will gladly let you show me! I am always open to more efficiency!
I am currently on a quest to implement organization in my own life. There are days that I work at the hospital and days that I work at home. See the commonality here? Work. I mean, let’s be honest…. while I may not mind doing dishes (I actually don’t mind it most days), it is still work.
Terri Savelle Foy has a book called ‘5 Things Successful People Do Before 8AM‘. Don’t get caught up in the title and 8AM. The point is to have a routine, to make good habits (productive ones), and to follow through with them. If you are a night owl, there is still no reason you can’t make a predictable pattern to your day; to make sure you accomplish the goals you have put in place for yourself.
If you don’t make yourself important, no one else is going to do it for you!