As mentioned, I’m in nursing school. After half a semester it’s changed my life philosophies. Not that I really had strong mantras in place before nursing school…but now I find them useful. I’m busy, full-time job, full-time school and couple hour a week part-time job. I use planners. Yes, there is an ‘s’ there. I have my basic schedule blocked out on my phone so I know where I’m supposed to be when. I also have a paper planner in which I list out details of what’s due when in school and when I have to accomplish said tasks. As well as a large white board in my office where items that need to happen for the week or bits that I shouldn’t forget get jotted down. It’s not a perfect system but it gets the job done. With everything plotted out I take it one day at a time. Last week was particularly busy with several assignments due. On Monday I was sitting next to a classmate who started listing out everything that was happening. I told him to stuff a sock in it (more politely than that) and damn near quoted Scarlett O’Hara.
Channeling Ms. O’Hara is working for me. I just focus on the day and try not to think ahead too much unless it’s to plan my time. Besides, at the moment, I can’t think of a better role model. Lol. Of course, even the best laid plans don’t always work out. And when that happens I use my other mantra: