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Time Management 101
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Time management is a topic everyone struggles with. And one I’m frequently asked about from the moms who hire me. I’m sorry to burst your bubble right out of the gate here but, no matter what anyone tells you, there isn’t a simple quick-fix one-size-fits-all answer to managing time better. In my professional experience, there is however one overarching issue that causes people to lose time. But the solution comes by way of individualized strategies that work FOR YOU.
So before I get to my tips, let’s start with what I think is that one main roadblock. We could easily call it a day on this post after I say it out loud…but thought I’d follow-up by sharing some time management tips for you as well.
The magic behind managing your time better = prioritizing. Period. There is your magic answer (if you will) to getting a better grip on your time. The fact is we have 24 hours in a day. All of us. If you see people getting a lot done and wonder how, it’s because they’re prioritizing their tasks. Yes, some of those 24 hours include sleeping, eating, parenting and other daily life stuff. But when it comes down to the tasks / projects / stuff you want to GET DONE, they will get done by prioritizing and scheduling it on your calendar. If you can shift your mindset, you’ll understand that prioritizing (and then staying on task) is how things get done. That’s the main issue that keeps us from succeeding on a slam dunk day.
Now to my tips. A lot of what I’m sharing is geared toward mother’s since that’s my niche audience on the blog and in person. But these can be adapted to help anyone struggling with managing time.
- Don’t Stress: My name is Samantha and some of you may remember Samantha was the witch from the tv show Bewitched. When I was little I dreamt of being able to twitch my nose and have everything done. In a blink. Wouldn’t that be amazing?! I wish! So I want to first say please don’t stress out over your never-ending list of tasks. Much like laundry, nothing is ever totally done. When you check something off, something else (maybe a few more something else’s) will find its way onto your list. Trust me. The sure way to stay calm is to settle yourself and write everything down. Write down everything that needs to get done and, most importantly, by when it needs to be done. No sense in stressing over that home improvement project you know won’t be in the budget for another year. Write it down, but make note of its priority.
Figure Out Where Your Time Is Going: If you feel exhausted at the end of the day, yet feel as if you didn’t get anything done – track what you’re doing for a few days. Not gonna lie, this will be an annoying project, but would be a great test for yourself. For a couple days keep a journal and write down everything you’re doing. This is a great tool to discover where you’re losing precious time. Here’s a free printable for tracking time!…
Time Management 101