Tuesday, February 2, 2010

There is NO such thing as not enough time

OOOOOOOOOOOO I got your attention with that title didn't I? HAHA

I know we are all competing for the "busiest person" award. Moms have got to be some of the best multi-taskers I have ever known. We're always claiming

"I don't have enough time"

"I'm too busy"

"I wish there were more hours in the day"

Have you ever said any of those?

WELL - I'm sure you have. Probably at least once today already. LOL

The thing is - YES we have a lot to do, but that doesn't mean you're "too busy"

I truly believe that we really do have enough time to do all the things we REALLY want to do with our day and with our lives. The trick is - what do you REALLY want to do? What do you truly want to accomplish?

I highly suggest making a schedule for yourself. I know you're going to think I'm nuts. But seriously. Get an agenda (my favorites are the ones with the date at the top and the entire page with each hour, lots of space to write cause I write big and I need the room).

Figure out what are the things you HAVE to do that day?
Eat
Feed the kids
give kids naps
play with kids
make meals
pick kids up from school
help with homework
etc etc etc

MAKE A TIME for each activity. WHEN are you going to make breakfast. WHEN are you going to make lunch. Even schedule your household chores! WHEN are you going to sweep the floors each day?? What time of day are you going to wash all the dishes? or mop the floors or clean the bathroom or do the laundry? etc

Once you have those scheduled you will see your extra time. What are you going to do with that extra time? What do you do once the kids are in bed?

I know you think I have obsessive compulsive disorder LOL

BUT it's just about being organized. Organize your TIME.

I have a 2 year old and 10 month old. I'm a stay at home mom. I do the chores, the cooking, making appointments, shopping, etc etc...AND I work a home business on top of that. So personally I gave up my tv Monday-Thursday in the evening. INSTEAD I work. I work my business from home. WHY? Because TV does not send me a paycheck =)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WITH YOUR TIME?

MAKE time for yourself. Make time for your hobbies, make time for your sanity. Make time to work from home if you want.

Try it for 2 weeks. See what you think. I'd love to hear back and see how it changed your life and what you were able to accomplish.

Make it a great day!

2 comments:

Betsy (zen-mama.com) said...

Hey Amanda,
I got your website from twittermoms. I'm looking forward to going through your website and hope you'll take a look at mine!!

Betsy (zen-mama.com) said...

Isn't this the truth? I find that I do some of my best work when I wake up in the middle of the night...otherwise I get nothing done...well actually what I get done is important to my preschoolers and my children...can't complain!!

Sociable

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