Time management is an entirely different problem post-IBM. When my biggest responsibility was work and ensuring I found the balance for life, it was actually quite simple. Although work clearly had multiple facets, it was relatively easy to prioritize within work and also make the choices on the "work->family->personal" spectrum.
In my new world I have a larger set of things I have to focus on - - most by choice, but not all (hey, that's life!):
- Exercise. Stop the occasional 20-30 minutes on the elliptical when I didn't have an early morning meeting and take 45 minutes each day alternating aerobic and strength (toning).
- Eldercare. Things have taken a turn for the worse and my wife and I want to spend more time with her father
- mytales digital. I committed to my wife that I'd be able to spend more time marketing our apps for the iPhone/iPad
- I'm also involved with two startups, one in an advisory role and one as a principal and these clearly require time
Add to this my blogging and my involvement with a University to be able to do some executive education in the Fall and my list is way too long. Despite the long list, I said yes when my daughter asked me to join her for lunch last week.
I think I'm busier than I've been; perhaps just a different type of busy. But it really is all good. And I'll let you in on a secret: I don't shave every day!