Time management, with Daniel Wellington

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Chioce wearing an Anthopologie blouse, Anthropologie dress, and cream booties from ZARA. Watch is from Daniel Wellington

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Chioce wearing an Anthopologie blouse, Anthropologie dress, and cream booties from ZARA. Watch is from Daniel Wellington

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Chioce wearing an Anthopologie blouse, Anthropologie dress, and cream booties from ZARA. Watch is from Daniel Wellington

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Chioce wearing an Anthopologie blouse, Anthropologie dress, and cream booties from ZARA. Watch is from Daniel Wellington

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Chioce wearing an Anthopologie blouse, Anthropologie dress, and cream booties from ZARA. Watch is from Daniel Wellington

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Chioce wearing an Anthopologie blouse, Anthropologie dress, and cream booties from ZARA. Watch is from Daniel Wellington

Stephany’s Chioce: Blouse: ANTHROPOLOGIE \\ Dress: ANTRHOPOLOGIE \\ Boots: Similar here \\ Watch: DANIEL WELLINGTON 

Time management is something that I always struggled with. 

I find that I am most productive when I have a list and a deadline. Of course balancing kids and trying to keep a deadline can be difficult.

I let go of a lot of stress when I prioritize. Sometimes, if I have too much on my plate and can’t get it all done I end up feeling like I’ve failed. This emotional set back makes it more difficult for me to muster up the courage to try again at times. 

When I put together a logical timeline, I am able to allow a little flexibility for myself and the little ones. This makes it easier to cross things off my list, and motivates me to keep going. 

I love to feel busy and productive. I hate to feel overwhelmed and frustrated.

One of my flaws (that I would never bring up at a job interview, haha) is working under pressure. I can do it, I’m just not very good at it. When we have 5 seconds to get out the door in the morning for an early doctor appointment, I end up crashing into furniture, can’t find my keys, lose my phone, and leaving in sneakers without socks. 

I’ve learned a lot from Michael who has always been great with punctuality. One of the things I fell in love with him for was how time accurate and dependable he was. When he said he would pick me up at 6pm, he would be there at 6 pm. When he said he would call at 9:00 he would call at 9:00. He was someone that I could count on, and never played games with time. 

I still have a tough time getting started in the mornings. Confession: I am not a morning person, never was, never will be. However, once I get started I feel unstoppable. 

My saving grace is allowing myself to stop for breaks through out the day.

Having a routine also helps a lot. Now that Angelina is on a nap schedule (11-12:30) I can count on that time to do a little work, take a shower and have some lunch. That’s really all the time in the day that I need to myself. 

All in all, it’s something I think I will constantly be trying to manage to make sure I get the most out of my day.

Over all the most important thing I have to keep in mind is never to waste it. Never to take one moment for granted.

I stumbled upon this little note the other day and I haven’t stopped thinking about it ever since:

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. 

-Henry David Thoreau 

Thank you so much for reading along, and thank you Daniel Wellington for sending me this gorgeous watch!!

Use Code: Stephany15 and get 15% off your new watch!!

Photography: TheRetroPenguin 

 

 

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