Meet Yvette Gallinar, one of my dearest friends and co-pastor of the church Randy and I have been attending and serving at for the past 12 years. The Gallinars have been part of our lives for close to 30 years since I had the honor of being the kindergarten teacher of their eldest daughter Christina. Their love and support is a blessing to our entire family.
It was at Word of Faith Global Ministries that the ministry of Fittoserve Group was birthed. If you find value in what we do, you can thank them for believing and allowing us to flourish with the vision the Lord entrusted us with. Today, pastor Yvette Gallinar is going to share her favorite tips she uses to manage her life. I encourage you to give her wise words attention.
Managing your time will not always go as planned 100% of the time. However, it’s my desire that as I share with you what works for me on a pretty consistent basis, so that you too will begin to manage your day and not let your day manage you.
I suppose my brain is wired administratively so that might make it a bit easier for me to juggle three jobs and a home. This doesn’t mean that I don’t need all the help I can get, which is why employing these tips have been so beneficial.
I find that using a few basic tools helps me stay organized and focused. Today, I am going to share my three favorite ones and how I apply them.
- Reminders App from Apple helps you to easily keep track of all of your life’s to-dos and with iCloud, you can keep your reminders up to date across all of your devices. I love how I can set when and where I want to be reminded. NOTE: There are plenty of other good reminder apps for android phones too.
The Reminder App has become my best friend. From reminders such as “pray for a specific request” to “write in my book“, or “stop by Publix and buy chicken“, (this one’s not often on the top of my list since I don’t like the kitchen much…LOL); however, this little simple app helps me get through my days.
As soon as I have a thought that requires my attention I reach for my reminder app and jot it down. Frankly, this has saved me tons of time so that I don’t have to rack my brain trying to remember details. It’s an incredibly convenient way to stay on top of your day.
- Franklin Covey Planner I love this planner and find that it suits me best. I especially like the month-at-a-glance feature. It’s so much easier to plan when you’re looking at the entire month at once. As soon as something comes up; an event, speaking engagement, meeting or anything that requires my attention my calendar gets checked and I jot down as many details as possible. I understand that most millennials prefer using gadgets, but I’m a little old school and like to also jot things down.
However, when I don’t have my agenda on hand, I reach for my phone and write it in my calendar app. I take it further by then adding it to my reminder app so that I won’t forget to write it down on my planner. The tips I am sharing with you I learned mostly from Lee Cockerell’s book, Time Management Magic. I figured that if someone like Lee Cockrell can manage his time effectively using this method surely, I can too.
Lee Cockerell says he writes everything down on his planner; I mean everything! From picking up his cleaners, to visiting cast members at Disney, where he was the Senior Operating Executive of Walt Disney World Resorts overseeing over 40,000 cast members! So, if he has anything to say about time management, I make sure to take note.
- Keto//OS my focus in a cup. If there’s anything we all need more of these days is to be able to focus better on one task at a time. Terri Savelle-Foy says; “with focus you can achieve anything, without it you can’t achieve anything.” But how can we focus when our minds are always racing at a thousand miles an hour?
I don’t know about you, but this girl’s a multi-tasker! Is that even a word? Anyway, according to Dr. Caroline Leaf, it is actually impossible to multi-task effectively. Dr. Caroline Leaf says that; “we don’t do multiple things at once; we actually shift between different tasks quickly. If we do this well then, we are doing busy well. But, if we are doing busy badly, we are doing what I call milkshake multitasking. We cause literal neuro-chemical chaos in our brain, which, in turn, causes literal brain damage.” Yikes! Who wants brain damage? I certainly don’t!
Because I’m faced with multiple projects during my day that require I be laser-focused, I need to make my health a priority. This is where my Keto//OS comes in. I’ve been on a journey to eat healthy for over a year now and for the past seven months, I’ve been drinking ketones to help me. Doing so has brought me countless benefits including endless energy, keeping my weight in check, and restful sleep.
When it comes to wanting focus, here’s where this amazing supplement has revolutionized my life! I especially depend on Keto//OS when I’m called to preach a Sunday morning message. I drink my Keto//OS Max with 12 ounces of ice water and I’m ready to focus on my time of prayer, studying and writing out the message. It just doesn’t get any better than this! It’s my daily fuel that helps me get focused and energized, without it I wouldn’t be able to concentrate as effectively.
So, there it is, my three go to tools to keep my full life organized. Don’t let the cares of this world keep you frazzled. I encourage you to begin to organize your life with these practical tips and see if you don’t find that you can tackle your to-do lists effortlessly. If you have any questions I would love to connect with you and assist you.
Together with her husband Ricky Gallinar they pastor Word of Faith Global Ministries founded in 2004. In addition she leads the women’s group and worship team. Pastors Ricky and Yvette Gallinar have been in ministry for over 20 years and hosted weekly radio programs. their passion to serve has allowed them to speak in different venues around the United States and abroad. Encouraging others to live by faith and be passionate about God and His Word, fuels them.
In addition, Pastor Yvette and her sister, Yani Montañez founded “Dare to Dream,” a ministry that inspires women of all ages to achieve their dreams and become everything God created them to be. She has been married for over 31 years to her high school sweetheart, is a mother of two grown children and grandmother to Isa and Isla.