One of the truest things today is that we all have the same time in the day. Yep, it's the truth. Don't compare yourself to someone else but just remember we all have the same time in the day!
Check out what we spend our days on according to the average person:
- 2 hrs 24 minutes on social media per day
- 4 hours watching tv
- 90 minutes in daily interruptions
- 16 minutes deciding what to wear
- 35 minutes deciding what to eat
- 10 hours and 50 minutes in the car per week
That’s a lot of time! Let's start maximizing your time and getting rid of the time suckers you no longer need!
1. Make decisions quickly and Easily
You can waste so many minutes every day, just trying to make a decision. And a lot of times these decisions aren’t hard but you're allowing the overwhelm of making a decision to steal your time.
Instead of sitting there for 20 minutes trying to decide what you’re going to cook up for dinner, make a list on the weekend of what your dinners will be for the week!
Outfits for the week:
Keep it simple! If you’re home, yoga pants and an oversize shirt are a girl’s best friend. I’m a huge fan of all things neutral because they’re easy to style, classic, and they make it really easy to put outfits together. Find your style niche and stick with it.
We are living in 2020 and there are SO many things you can automate. Take full advantage of this whenever you can. Set up automatic bill pay so you don’t have to think about when you’re going to sit down and pay your bills. Have your beauty products, vitamins, meal services, (yes, even printer ink) set up on automation. It’s really amazing what all you can automate these days.
2. Batch Your Time
If you aren’t familiar with time batching, it basically means you batch similar tasks together and set aside a time to complete all of them. This way you’re touching all of these tasks once instead of multiple times. This is really popular in the business world, but I think it should be equally popular at home, because it’s really helpful! Here are some ways I currently batch my time; Food Prep and running errands!
3. Have a solid routine.
Daily and weekly routines eliminate a lot of time on decisions. When you have a set routine in place, you no longer waste time trying to figure out when you’re going to get the laundry done or clean your home, because you have a set day/time when you do it.
I want you to think about what those things are that are taking your time every week.
Is there a way you could make those things part of a routine?
For example, if laundry seems to pile up every day, and you feel always behind on it. Then, you need a laundry routine.
Does cleaning your home take you way too much and you always feel behind on it? Then you need a cleaning routine.
Every part of your life can become a routine, you just have to put a little strategy in place and then stick to that routine consistently until it becomes a habit for you.
4. Make a Plan
This is last but definitely not least. Planning your week is EVERYTHING! Let me say that again for those in the back – making a plan for your week will save your life all week long.
There is SO much that goes into a week, and taking just 30 minutes or so to put it all down on paper or in a google calendar, will save you all week. Bonus, put it on a shared google calendar with your spouse so they are in the know as well. We did this awhile back and its been a game changer for our marriage!
Okay, I know that was a lot! I hope this is making you think how of how much time (read actually hours you could have back in your day).
Now it’s time to take action and start. You’ve got this!
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