5 Ways to Multiply Your Time
Do you wish you had more hours in the day?
Does the day go by so fast and you realize you didn’t get much done?
As a busy SAHM, finding ways to multiply your time so you can do what you love is absolutely essential.
Here are 5 ways you can multiply your time :
- Eliminate distractions – turn off the TV, cellphone, etc that take up your time and attention. Substitute that time for getting stuff done. For example, instead of sitting in front of the TV for 2 hours watching reruns of your favorite show, or spending time scrolling through Facebook, replace that time with things that need to be done.
- Say “NO” – If we want to get anything done in life, sometimes we just have to say “no” to some things so we can say yes to other things. For example, If a friend asks you to go shopping with her, and you know it’s going to take a lot of your time, then you say no by telling him/her you have work to do, and simply ask him/her if you can reschedule.
- Do more stuff online – For example, instead of driving to the grocery store, wasting time looking for a parking space, and then spending another couple of hours buying groceries, you can buy your groceries online instead. It only takes a few minutes instead of a few hours plus you don’t have to deal with traffic and long lines etc. The same applies for paying your bills, clothes shopping etc. Don’t drive to the mall and spend hours looking for clothes to purchase. Buy your clothes online. Set up online bill pay to pay your bills etc. That way, you make better use of your time.
- Delegate more – As moms, we think we have to do it all ourselves. We don’t. Let the kids and hubby help out more. If your kids are in school, then they are probably old enough to help out with chores around the house. They can put their clothes in the washer and dryer and can even fold and put away their clothes. When the hubby gets home, ask him to watch the kids for a few minutes and use that time to get your work done.
- Postpone stuff – Put off tasks that can be done later. If it’s not something that needs to be done right away, then simply postpone it later or even the next day, and focus on getting your work done. You can always bake that cake or call your friend later.
We do not need more hours in the day. 24 hours is more than enough. We just need to learn how to multiply our time by choosing wisely what we do with our time.
Follow these 5 tips and you will always have time for what you need to do.
Do you have any other tips you would like to share? Please leave them in the comments below.