Who says this? (Hand raised)
We all have 24 hours in a day and how we choose to use it determines what we actually get done.Some may have limits on their time such as a 9 – 5 job, commute time, kids activities, and other family priorities but finding those few minutes can make all the difference. Multi-tasking has been a catch phrase around for a while. Many things needs your undivided attention, but think about while sitting in the doctors office or car pool line, what could get done. Even reading that book you say you don’t have time to do.
But do you have time wasters? (Again hand raised)
Some of mine are:
- Checking phone, Facebook and other social media too often
- More planning than doing
- Playing with new apps or games on phone
- “I’ll do it later”
How do you waste time??????
Where can you find time to do things?
Did you know you can almost unload the dishwasher while coffee is being made? Try to run it the night before, then unload it first thing. As your day goes along, it’s easy to put dirty dishes in the dishwasher and not let them pile up in the sink.
If watching TV, don’t watch commercials. Do something.
I heard that once and it’s always stuck with me.
Even while watching some of your favorite shows, here’s a few things to keep in mind.
On your laptop:
- make your shopping list
- go through old emails
- answer emails
- organize and edit pictures
- check your calendar
On your phone
- Organize pictures
- Delete apps not used
- Do updates
Make some lists of jobs to be done. What will take only 5 or 10 minutes?
- Go through old mail
- Pay a bill
- Make a phone call
- Put in a load of laundry
- Unload or load dishwasher
- Take out the trash
Another way – although maybe not the most popular – get up a little earlier. Think about those jobs that only take 5 – 10 minutes, think about how many you could get done without any interruptions first thing of the morning.
Maybe this would be a great time too if you want to expand on your personal time. Reading a book, doing a bible study, doing an on-line course.
Getting up just 12 minutes earlier each day gives you an extra hour of time in the week. Would you really miss that 12 minutes of sleep?
If there’s always a hustle and bustle in the morning, this 12 minutes of quite time can be a refreshing start to the day.
You will see a lot more posts this year about as my husband says “get your act together” as in more planning, decluttering, and organizing.
Feel free to always give me your best hints and tips and I’ll do a round up of them.