Ever find yourself saying things like, “I wish there was more time in a day!” or “I can never get everything done!” or “So much to do, so little time!” and maybe feeling like the world is crashing down on you or so much more keeps getting added to your plate and you’re not sure where to even begin?
I get it. I’ve been there. Last year was actually pretty tough for me adding a second little human to our family. My brain was mush and I felt like no matter what, I could not get anything done.
This year I MADE A DECISION that would change, and so I am going to share some tips on how I have started being able to get shit done!
1. Take an inventory of how you are spending your time. Like with your health, awareness is going to be a big part of this. What are you spending your time doing?
Tip – grab a notebook or journal and literally write down everything you do for a couple days, or maybe even a
whole week to really get a grasp on it.
– Then look at it and figure out what your biggest time suckers are. What do I mean by “time suckers”? The things that are taking so much of your time that either you really don’t need to be doing or you really don’t like doing.
– Then get real with yourself – Are you scrolling social media way too much Are there things you could/should be asking for help with, but something is holding you back from doing that?
2. Plan. Take time on whatever day of the week works best for you and plan your week.
– Take 5-10 minutes to sit down and look at your week ahead. Write down the “musts” for the week (the
activities that must be done, and yes, this can and should include exercise and self care). Then you can plan all the additional things around those.
– Write out your schedule for the week with all the daily activities…Again, remember to add things like your workout, grocery shopping, self care, etc.
3. Say “NO!”. Take a moment to think if you are constantly putting others before you. Think if you are always saying, “Yes” to things that are actually taking time away from the things you truly need to do.
What are 3 things you can stop doing for others to create more time for you? DO NOT feel bad about this.
4. Eliminate media distractions. Think of how easily it is to get sucked into newsfeeds and TV. I’m not saying not to do this! I love social media…just not 24/7. I’m saying be aware of how much time you are spending, and don’t let it take away from other things that can be more beneficial to you.
– Schedule time in for social media (and maybe even set a timer).
– Watch less tv, and maybe do something else while you are watching it (sometimes).
– Schedule time to check messages and emails.
– Turn off notifications from messenger and your email.
5. Ask for help/Get help. This was hard for me to do, and I know many women struggle with it as well. Once I decided I was done trying to do everything on my own, my life changed…A LOT!
– Ask a family member or friend to spend time with the kids.
– Have older kids help out.
– Invest in help…I remember being scared to, but the benefits have outweighed the financial investment!
What are 3 areas you can ask for help in/invest in to help you? Who will you ask?
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