How many of us struggle with managing time throughout the day? You only wish that you could add more hours throughout the day but the truth is it’s just not possible. These past few weeks have been really tough for me. It started before the holidays. Right before the holidays, you are getting ready for the holidays and then during the holidays you are going to different events. After the holidays, you are so exhausted that you just want to relax but then you relax too much to the point that you don’t want to go back to being busy anymore. This is where I find myself right now. Between work, kids and a blog, I just find it hard sometimes to juggle it all.
I began to question myself, how do other moms juggle so much at the same time? So, I decided that it’s time to get back into the routine. So I decided to start a time management schedule so I can get more accomplished throughout the day. Here are a few tips that I have learned along the way:
1. Start your day with what’s really important to you. I always heard that you should start the day by working out but I did not want to believe this because I am just not a morning person. But, it’s true! Working out is the last thing you want to do because you’re always fighting with yourself to get to the gym. But, if you start the day getting your biggest task done first thing in the morning, you already feel accomplished. Always start the day doing the one thing that you don’t want to do or the hardest thing that you have to do for the day.
2. Eliminate social media as much as possible. It’s hard not to get on facebook and read other people’s statuses or whatever social media that you enjoy looking at. Now, I am not saying not to use social media because who are we kidding? Social media is in our face constantly and you use it for one thing or another. I am just saying to minimize your time on social media. Focus on getting your tasks done first and then you can enjoy your free time with social media.
3. Avoid interruptions as much as possible. By focusing on completing one task at at time, you can actually finish more tasks. When you get interrupted, it’s really difficult to get back on track. You may think that multi-tasking gets more accomplished but sometimes it’s just not the case. It’s better when you do one task at a time.
How do you manage your time? Do you need help completing tasks or do you think you have it under control?