As if our lives aren’t already busy enough, then the holidays get here and the amount of things we have to do seems to double. Or at least that is our expectation that we have of ourselves, that we NEED to do all these THINGS. Let me encourage you to take a step back, examine your life and calendar AND your expectations and see if you can’t have a more relaxing and meaningful holiday.
8 Ways to Relax and Enjoy the Holiday Season
Here are 8 ways to slow down over the holidays and make the most of the season:
1. Focus on the meaning of [...]
Source: The Household Planner
Learning to be more productive will help you to get the important or necessary things done in the time you have. The goal of being more productive is NOT to cram even more stuff in your life. Being efficient and effective in how you get things done will allow you more time for the important stuff in your life, whether that is kids, spouse, your passion, or yourself.
Let’s talk a little about being effective vs being efficient. There is a difference between the two and the best way to remember it is this sentence:
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Moms today are always on the go.
We have dozens of things running through our brain, trying to keep up with who needs what and when. And we never seem to have enough time to do it all, whatever “all” is!
How do we slow down and have more time?
Being so busy keeps us from enjoying our lives, enjoying our families, enjoying ourselves. But believe it or not, there may be habits, activities, and thoughts that are keeping you from having enough time.
1. You’re just busy, not productive.
Being busy is seen as badge of honor. Rushing from [...]
Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, browser tasks, social media, emails, meetings, rushing from one thing to another, never pausing and never ending.
Then the day is over, and we are exhausted, and we often have very little to show for it. And we start the next day, ready for a mindless stream of tasks and distractions.
I am a fan of going against the stream of what most people do, and taking a step back. Is it really worth it? Is this the best way? Are we losing our lives to busy-ness and distraction?
By now, everyone is back in school. While many of us are sad, some breathe a deep sigh of relief. Ahhh…
One thing that we ALL dread is that morning rush. The mad frenzy to make sure they have everything they need for the day, and that the kids are fed and dressed. And sending them off on a cheerful note would be nice as well!
A peaceful morning does not just happen by accident. It takes careful preparations and the creation of routines. And it also takes preparing much of what will be needed the night before.