Worth-It Wednesday

busy-mom-timemanagementTime-Management Tips for Time-Crunched Working Moms

What to do when motherhood eats your minutes? Use these hacks to take the fine art of doing more with less time to the next level.

  1. Get enough sleep. If you do nothing else, prioritize your sleep needs so you can thrive. 
  2. Establish sane work hours. Before you commit to taking a new role, validate the alignment of expectations for your work hours with your employer.
  3. Embrace your power of “No.” You don’t have to attend every PTA meeting, chaperone every field trips or take on every work project. 
  4. Set reachable daily goals. A to-do list is useless if it’s too ambitious. What’s the point of writing down unachievable tasks? You’re not a superhero and shouldn’t try to be. 
  5. Don’t even try to multitask. People perform better when they give focused attention to one task at hand. 
  6. Let go of perfection. It doesn’t exist, therefore you can’t achieve it. 
  7. Unplug from the internet. Surfing the web is a huge time-waster for parents and children. 
  8. Have some fun along the way. Stressed-out people aren’t all that productive. You need relaxation to avoid burnout at home and at work. 
  9. Get PRESENT,  so you can be productive. Mindfulness allows you to tune into the task at hand. Practices like yoga or meditation can help you focus, and focus drives your productivity. 
  10. Stop owning other people’s stuff. How often do you hear yourself saying, “Never mind, I’ll do it myself”? Probably more than you’d like. Repeat after me – DELEGATE, yes commission the job to someone else to give you peace of mind.

Are you looking to gain more time in your life? Comment me @ cchomeconcierge@gmail.com. We can talk about what the next step will be if you already made the first step. I’m so proud of you.

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Sunday Blessings

Time is a Blessing (2)

Nothing but a Wisp of Fog

James 4:13-15 The Message (MSG)

13-15 I now have a word for you who brashly announce. “Today—at the latest, tomorrow—we’re off to such and such a city for the year. We’re going to start a business and make a lot of money.” You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead, make it a habit to say, “If the Master wills it and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.”

Dr. Seuss wrote, “How did it get late so soon?” The older you get, the quicker time passes.  The older you get, the more you understand the seasons of time, the qualities of time which have made up your life…years of struggle, moments of pure joy, seconds of pure terror, and vast stretches of boredom. I remember when summers seemed to last forever.

More than smartphones, computers, and tablets, the clock is the most addictive and controlling technological device we own today.  In our culture, we learn lessons about the time along the way, like, “time is money,” and “wasted time is wasted opportunity.”  We are are a culture that has found time so abundant we could kill it when we thought we had too much, with thinking like “I had some time to kill.”

Does the clock tell us what is most important in life, does it tell us that it is the time of beginning or end?  That now is the time to break or reconcile? The time to rebuild or break down?  We need to realize that the clock does not answer these questions. The ways and wonders of time are much more complicated, much deeper, much more sacred than we assume. It takes inner wisdom, cultivated purposefully and in quiet, deep spaces to learn how to really tell time.

Let’s spend our Time and Energy being creative, being kind, being an asset to your community and family. And, not worrying, not being fearful, not being pity and not listening and joining into the negativity. Be the Stewardship of Your Time!