Mums always have lots of things to do and never enough time to do them in. We’re always looking for ways to create more hours in the day, manage our time, increase our productivity and be more efficient. Yet, there are a few things many of us do, even without realising, that can really waste our time. Check out my list of 20 things that waste time during the day to see if you recognise any of them!
Minimalism can really boost your productivity, whether it’s in the workplace or at home. Removing unnecessary distractions, keeping your environment clear to avoid visual and mental clutter and enabling you to focus on the important tasks, all contribute to better productivity and time management. Busy Mums can always benefit from ways to do more in the time they’ve got available so check out my post on 7 ways Minimalism boosts productivity and time management for the busy Mum!
I love to be productive. I’m an action-taker, a problem-solver and I love to be organised, so I find it quite easy to get a lot of things done each day. There’s plenty of other things I’m not so good at though! For those of you who have talents in other areas but struggle with getting things done, staying focused, managing your time and being productive, check out my post on 15 ways to have the most productive day ever!
Do you go into Mondays dreading the week? Are you worn out before you get to the end of the day, let alone the end of the week? Do you struggle to juggle everything that needs to be done? Would you rather be super-organised and ready for anything but without spending loads of time planning and preparing? Check out this post on 7 things you should do on Sunday for a productive week ahead!
There’s a lot of information out there on the benefits of a great morning routine. It can set you up for the day, you have time on your side in case the alarm clock doesn’t go off and you can get yourself and your children up and ready without panic, stress and too much shouting. But a great evening routine can lighten the load from your morning by getting the important stuff prepared and out of the way the night before. Check out this post on why a great evening routine can save you time and stress for the next day.
How many times have you wished for more hours in the day, more free time and less commitments? Time that’s not already allocated to doing something, going somewhere or seeing someone. Is your calendar crammed full of appointments and engagements, with too few blank spaces? The list of commitments can be endless. With so much going on we struggle to keep up with it all and can end up frustrated, worn out, demoralised and resentful. If you’re struggling to keep on top of things, check out this post on how to simplify your calendar and be more intentional with your time.
Do you ever struggle with getting everything done for the day? Whether you’re a stay at home mum or work outside of the home, there never seems to be enough time. Do you feel constantly busy throughout the day? Yet, come the evening, wonder what you’ve achieved as you’ve still got lots to do even by bedtime? I felt like this too but I saved by sanity and enjoyed my day by doing one simple thing… I got up earlier and used the time to set myself up for the day! Check out this post about how setting up a morning routine saved my sanity.