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5 Time Saving Mom Hacks to Manage Your Time Better by Finding More Time to Get More Done.
Time is an often overlooked and under appreciated gift. We are each given 24 hours a day, yet we don’t always make the best use of our time. We get distracted with the busyness of life which pulls us in all sorts of directions. If you don’t manage your time it’s easy to spread ourselves too thin to be truly effective within our roles at work and with our family.
The most precious resource in the world is time, as while it can be tempting to go on sites like status money to compare how we stack up against our peers, time is way more important than money or status.
Time is the most scarce resource we have as it’s comparatively much more difficult to make more time than it is to make more money. For that reason, we’re going to take a look at some time saving tips and ways to manage your time better as a busy working moms.
1.ORDER GROCERIES ONLINE
Think of how much time you could save if you were to simply order your groceries online and have them delivered to your door. The drive to the store, the time in the store, packing bags, driving back, not to mention the potential for traffic. Setting essential items to repeat on a weekly or monthly basis is a great way to keep on top of things without having to exert much mental energy.
If they can’t be delivered, nearly every major grocery chain is now doing curbside pickup. So you can just find your stuff online, set a time for pickup, and have them bring the groceries to your car. They even load them into the car for you.
2.GET A CLEANER
It’s true that not everyone can afford a cleaner. But this can be such a time (and sanity) saver, particularly for busy moms. I made the decision to forego other ‘luxuries’ during the month. Instead, I use that money to pay someone to clean our house every two weeks.
In the alternative, you can always turn cleaning into a fun game where the kids get involved with cleaning as a playtime activity. Or set yourself a timer and see how much you can get done in just thirty minutes making cleaning a slightly more engaging and manageable task.
If possible, see if you can work remotely, from home, in a way that enables you to work flexible hours; as this way you are fitting your business around your life rather than the other way around.
The world’s most successful people have lists for everything, and these tasks get ticked off each and every day. There are a number of apps such as Wunderlist and Trello to keep track of your lists. And the great thing with an app like this, is that you can create a number of categories in addition to a curated priority list.
There’s power in progress. Indeed, each time you tick something off your list, you physically receive an endorphin rush. As you build more and more momentum, your productivity increases exponentially. This creates a positive snowball effect.
5.THE PARETO PRINCIPLE
Known more commonly as the 80/20 rule, and it suggests that 20% of our activities account for 80% of the outcome; therefore, you want to focus on what tasks are going to have the greatest impact and get these done first.
The best way to go about this is to write a list of all your tasks for the day, week, or month. Then determine which tasks are going to create the greatest impact; and focus on getting those tasks done above all else.
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What time saving tips and hacks do you use to manage your time better? Let me know in the comments!
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