A windy snowy -30 kinda day here in sweet little rural Foxboro. The fire is on with the dog and cat huddling close. Kids are yet to awake and find out that its a snow day!
But also a challenge for this work at home mom (WAHM).
There is one thing that stands out in my mind in which my children have taught me: Time Management
For many who know me well, my family is my first priority. Then there is this little business of mine which has grown right along side of my kids. Time management has been key in keeping a calm balance between the two.
Recently I read a lovely little book called The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Deep within the many values and messages of this book this one is the most important to me:
"Guard time well. Remember it's a non-renewable resource"
So today I'll take the challenge of three kids, snow, and a list of return calls using my skills honed over the last nine years. And thanking my family and my clients for their understanding that they are all cared for and appreciated.
All it takes is a little time......well managed.
Jennie's Tips for Time Management
- learn to say NO!
- use and appreciate your time well
- get paperless and stop looking for stuff
- focus on the task at hand
- Stop worrying!!!!
- learn deep breathing (yoga/meditation)
- don't forget your breaks (I work 120 minutes then take a 20 minute break)
- dump the coffee power up with food that will stabilize your energy
Have yourself a great day!