7 Time Management Strategies ⏰

A friend of mine asked me to write about time management this week…something I struggle with just like everyone else!

People say to me all the time “I don’t know how you do it all!” Truthfully, I don’t. About 40% of my day is eating and sleeping 🐽, 30% is dedicated to managing my kids and THEIR schedules 🚕, 10% is probably wasted on TV and social media 🙈, which leaves about 20% for the actual work if I’m being honest (about 4 hours per day). So that brings me to my first tip:

1. Audit HOW you are spending your time. You may think you spend 30 minutes checking emails, social media, etc. when in reality those tasks could be sucking hours of your day. Be honest with yourself about your habits. 📵

2. Get off your phone! If you’re reading this, I already found a loophole in your time management. 😋 Did you know your iPhone has a “Downtime” setting? You can actual PLAN for your phone to be inaccessible. The fact that this option exists is concerning for our culture but that’s another story for another time.🤪

3. Fail to plan, plan to fail. Make your to-do list the night before and decide what time you need to start. Then set as many alarms as you need to stick to the plan. ✅

4. Tackle the most urgent items first. I’ve learned that if I don’t work out first thing in the morning it falls off the schedule. Think: if I only have time for one thing today, what should it be? Do that first. The rest will just be a bonus. 🏃🏻‍♀️

5. Minimize distractions to maximize efficiency. Designate time for certain activities and guard it fiercely. If you’re replying to emails or getting in a 30 minute workout…leave your phone in another room. [Basically leaving your phone in a different room will solve 99% of your time management issues.]⏱

6. Schedule self care time. I really hate the term “self care,” I prefer “treat yo’ self!” Whether than means alone time, the gym, a massage, etc. put yourself on your calendar! 💆‍♀️

7. Don’t fall for the lie that you can do it all. Let’s face it — we are all exhausted and spread thin. Trying to do it all isn’t working for us. Check your priorities against your calendar. Does your schedule reflect your values? 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦♥️

I want to hear from you! What are your biggest challenges when it comes to time management? How many hours per day do you think you are actually working? Be honest! 😉

#timemanagement #lifehack #liveyourbestlife #selfcare #balance #mentalhealth #emotionalintelligence #happy #healthy #bodymindspirit #stress #wellbeing #thrive #success #girlboss #womenempowerment #motivation

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