Has your American dream turned into a nightmare?
A house, a car, or even 2 or 3 cars!
A riding mower.
Stainless steel appliances.
Flat screen TV, Wii gaming system.
Swimming pool, designer landscaping.
Four wheelers, dirt bikes.
Guns, paintball, airsoft.
Dinner out several times a week.
Checkups, sick days.
Vacations in high gear.
Portable DVD player, iPad.
Paying bills, balancing checkbook.
High speed DSL, HiDef TV.
Doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom.
Taking care of pets, taking care of parents.
Shopping for Christmas, paying taxes.
We are all always looking for better or more efficient ways at being productive. And when we use the word productive, we are usually referring to being able to get more done is less time. What I want to challenge with you this post today is to know why you want to be more productive? Why do you want to get more done?
Now, I know that might sound like a stupid question at first, but take just a second and think about it. Do you want to get more done so you have even more stuff to do? Believe me, I get it. [...]
Many of us work ourselves night and day, never taking time to take care of ourselves. We go faster and faster, not realizing we are on the verge of major burnout. Or maybe we know it, we just hope we can outrun it!
I beg you, if you are at the edge, please take heed of the steps below. Pull back, slow down, make some time for you.
If you don’t, then who will?
10 steps to avoid mental breakdown
(or burnout or whatever you want to call it)
1. One must realize they are headed [...]
This post was written and first published over 2 years ago. While my life has changed quite a bit, the message here is still the same: Mothers have got to take care of themselves. In ALL ways.
So let me ask you:
As a busy wife and mother who was, up until last year, working 80+ hours a week, I did not take much time for myself. I did not eat well, sleep well, exercise or take time to just BE.
I also neglected my health.
I did not go to the dentist for over 2 years. I [...]
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:
Our lives as moms can be SO busy. We don’t know whether we are coming or going a lot of the time. This can make it difficult to carve out time to truly clean our house. Eventually we will have to deep clean, but I wanted to share with you what you can accomplish even if you JUST have 5 minutes. While you are waiting on a kid to get ready, or the water to boil, try doing one of these below:
Five minutes isn’t a lot of time but if you’re efficient you can get a lot done. [...]
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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 [...]
After coming across a conversation on Facebook by one of my sister bloggers, Christine Wolf, talking about how exhausting all the driving kids around can be, I thought I would write a post with some tips to make the most of the car time. By the other comments on the thread, it was obvious that she was not alone in her sentiments.
So how can you make the most of your time in the car? Check out these 10 tips below:
1. Learn what is going on in the lives of your children and the lives of their peers. If [...]