Tag: How to manage your time better

Never Underestimate the Power of Five Minutes

Do you always feel like you are running from one activity to the next and never seem to get a few moments to yourself? Do you find it hard to schedule in time to take a break?

Never underestimate the importance of five minutes. No matter how busy a day we have, we all have five minutes to spare in our day. That’s the equivalent of just 5 out of 1440 minutes of each day. It can do so much to change our perspective on the pressures of life. 

Looking for a diary that works with an app? You’ll love this one!

There’s an app for just about everything today – whether you own an iPhone, Android or Windows phone, there is something to distract you at some point in the day. Serious working mums will know that using a diary system of some sort is very beneficial, but life happens, and sometimes things get lost, or your leave it at home because you’ve changed your bag…or an important page gets ripped out by your toddler.

The seven deadly sins of time management

Nothing can put things into perspective than a book that really knows how to tick the boxes and tell you what to do when you or your life really isn’t ticking the boxes you need it to.

That’s why we love Time Management for Manic Mums, by Allison Mitchell (grab yourself a copy from Amazon, or WHSmiths). The chapter, ‘The Seven deadly Sins of Time Management’ resounds with many people, not just working mums – here they are:

Five time wasters and how to avoid them – part 1

These days, it seems that everyone is trying to fit a week’s worth of work into a day. While it may look like the epitome of efficiency efficiency,  are you really making progress of just deceiving yourself?

Here are five time wasting activities you probably don’t even realise that you’re doing and how to avoid them.

Three time-saving tips for mums

Life doesn’t get much busier than when you’re busy working mum with small children. With the kids back at school after the half term break that treadmill and juggling is back in full swing so it’s going to start getting a little harder to make time for yourself.

With a bit of careful planning, you can grab a precious hour or two for yourself. Here are some tips to do just that:

Six distraction-busting tips that will transform the way you work

If you find yourself spending all day to compose an email, write an article, or create a memorable video, chances are that you’re getting very distracted. Do you find yourself lulling away the time and always rushing work the night before because time just evaporated for a few weeks?

If you start lots of projects that take too long or don’t get finished at all, apply these distraction-busting tips:

Two tips to use your time wisely…

One of the biggest problems that people have when it comes to making the most of the working day is that they simply have bad time management. This is something that hinders many mums from ever achieving their full potential success in life and something truly needs to be done to correct that.

time management key to you success keyMost people will admit that they have trouble with this problem but successful people will talk about how they are able to master the art of managing their time, squeezing more ‘time’ into the normal 168-hour week.

There are two things that you can do to manage your time better and to use your 24 hours to the fullest: