Have you ever sat stil and just ‘people watched’? If you have, I bet you have noticed that lat least 7 out of 10 people are frantically rushing from one place to another. “Why is everyone in such a hurry?” It’s all about time. She’s late for lunch; he’s going to miss the train or bus home; we’ll be late for dinner. No one ever stops to think about the amount of time wasted worrying about it. The realization that proper planning is the key to saving time has somehow eluded us.
Preparation - Make a daily list of things to do, appointments to keep, and so on.
First on the List - When making a list of things to do, begin with the most important item first. Then prioritize the rest as you complete your list.
Throw Perfectionism out the Window - If you have an important engagement, wedding or other function to attend; don’t waste so much time over the minor things which will cause you to be late. You know the old saying, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” It happens to be true. Conversely, if you expect company for the holidays, don’t freak out because your kitchen floor isn’t spotless. No one cares but you. Friends are coming to your home to see you, not the floor.
Don’t Be Afraid to Say, “Sorry, I Can’t.” - Perhaps you are working on a project at work, and you must leave on time to pick up your children this particular day. Your boss asks if you can stay an extra hour. You feel torn about saying no for fear you may upset your boss. Stop! You are a hard worker; you’re very efficient, and you’ve always been there when your boss needed you. It’s time to think of you and your family. Simply say, “Sorry, I can’t today.”
Time is important to everyone. It is a basic and important component in how we conduct our business; our lives, and even our free time. It should not be wasted nor squandered; but used for preparing our daily routines; our work habits; and our family responsibilities.
Your Easy-to-Follow, Step-by-Step Guide Shows You:
How to Organize Your Life For More Time for Yourself & Your Family
It’s no secret that life as a mom can be one hectic roller-coaster ride. You’re the head chef, cleaner, chauffeur, planner and event organizer. When all the members of your family rely on you to keep them organized…something’s gotta give. Well, life doesn’t have to be so hectic and cluttered. Follow the simple steps in this guide and you’ll find that you’ll have even more time and way less stress than you ever had before.