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One empowered woman's struggle against the world
Wednesday June 26th 2019

Time Management

Saying to any mom, “you need to manage your time more effectively” can sometimes lead to harm. Time management is valuable but so much of the advice out there is generic common sense that most of us moms have tried and failed at. We end up spending more time managing our time than actually getting stuff done.

I believe time management is beneficial but there is no one size fits all. There are tons of books, articles, entire websites dedicated to time management. There are even companies who will, for a hefty price, create a time management schedule for you. Is all that necessary? I don’t think so.

There are only 24 hours in a day, that is 1,440 minutes. There is only so much you can do in that amount of time. You don’t need to have every second of every day filled with something “to do” just to be an effective mom.

Since I do believe time management is beneficial I am providing some of the tips and techniques that can usually fit into any mom’s life. Just remember that time management can be beneficial but it shouldn’t be your whole life. There is a lot to be said for spontaneity and not the built in scheduled kind of spontaneity.

Here are some general tips to start, I have included some more detailed tips on the following pages:

    1. Set realistic goals – this is vital. Too often we set unrealistic and unattainable goals and then get defeated when we don’t reach them. You will feel better accomplishing 5 task to completion then 10 tasks half done.
    2. Get family members to do their part. You are not alone and you alone didn’t create the messes that need to be cleaned, the places the kids need to be driven to, the suppers need to be fixed and so on. Your entire family helped to create all the things that need to get accomplished so learn to delegate chores to family. LINK TO CHORES ARTICLE
    3. Figure out what your priorities are. Everyone has different priorities there is no one correct list. Work out what priorities are important to you and your family and ensure those are done to completion.
    4. Set your routine. Once you have your realistic goals, delegated duties and priorities set come up with a routine that will allow you to accomplish them. There is no right way or right order. There are some more effective ways than others but they are only effective if they work for you.
    5. Don’t stress time management. Last but most important is not to let your time management stress you out. Once you get stressed then your plan is no longer working for you but instead working against you.

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