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Time Management: It’s Easier Than You Think

Time management can make or break you. My time is important and so is yours. Why not make the most of it?

It can feel like there’s a never ending to do list that there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete.

So here’s what I do in order to make the most of my day.

Decide what’s most important to you.

What completely derails your day if you don’t get to it Mama? What stresses you out if it’s left undone? The answers to those questions will help you figure out what should be a priority for you. For me, it’s a load of laundry and a chore. When I get those two things done each day it keeps my household running smoothly.

Make a master to do list.

So this is going to give you a big picture view of what things you need to take care of. But don’t worry- it doesn’t have to be done all in one day! This just helps make sure that nothing gets forgotten. When you lay awake at night thinking of all the random errands or things that need to be done- jot them down on this list. You’ll get to it and won’t feel like you’re forgetting things.

Then each day pick 3 things off your list to tackle.

That’s it. Just three. If you’re having a superhero day and get more accomplished that’s just icing on the cake! But, even if you just get your three done…or let’s be real, just one or two things on those “my kid is going bananas” days that’s a success! We have to celebrate the small victories too.

And my best tip of all:

Do the most important things first.

If your day goes to crap, at least you’ve knocked the big things out first.

Aaaaaand don’t forget to add something fun to your list too!

Maybe that looks like reading a chapter in a book, or doing a crafty project…or even just sitting down with a steaming cup of coffee. Just remember to take time for yourself too. I’ve found that if I write it down, I’m much more likely to take a break and get some self care in…because Mama needs taken care of too. 🙂

So, that’s it…my take on time management as a stay at home mama. Do have any tips or secrets to how you plan out your day? Let me know and leave a comment!

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Terra says:

    This is good advice. My therapist says 2 things a day. 3 things is not a stretch from that.

    1. thehappymotherhood says:

      Thanks Terra! I think two things a day is a fantastic place to start! Baby steps! 🙂

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