My top tips on time managment.
Most of the ladies that come to me tell me that they struggle with time.
Can you relate to any of these comments?
“There aren’t enough hours in the day”
“I have children and a job”
“I can never do anything for myself because I am so busy running around for everyone else”
And I get it, believe me, I used to say the same.
But how can I go from working part time with 2 children and having no extra time.
Having a job, my own business, being a networking leader with 4 children and have more time?
It does not make sense!
It’s because it is not true.
Now, I’m not saying I was lying that I didn’t have time or that you are.
I’m saying you aren’t aware of it, and maybe just maybe your time isn’t being managed in the best way it could be.
We think we don’t have enough time because it’s not visually in front of us to see (I don’t mean the clock by the way)
Here are some examples and facts to look at.
- We all have the same 24 hours a day 7 days a week (last time I looked there was no stopwatch that stopped the world so you can get things done)
- Our phones for the majority of us are the biggest distraction and on average we spend over 3 hours a day on them.
- The average person watches around 2 hours TV a night (love island was on for 8 hours a week) did you commit to that? I did once!
- We procrastinate so much!! To much.
Now lets look at the maths for an average full time working mum.
168 hours in a week- Fact
40 hours working- average person
56 hours sleeping- if you’re lucky enough
42 hours family time, Eating, Travelling, shopping
30 hours left to – pursue your goals and dreams.
Now workout your week, how many hours do you have free?
Be honest with yourself on where you’re wasting your time.
Is it your phone Facebook, Tik tok, Whatsapp, Instagram?
Do you watch TV every night?
If so, how much? Delete your apps when you need to be productive it helps massively
2. Get into a routine with whatever your priorities are kids, house, business, socialising.
3. Time block every week for the upcoming week, as Benjamin Franklin said “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”
4. Schedule into your weekly plan time for you, just you.
5. Look at what you can give up to create more time (I gave up television) I only watch it about 3 hours a week now if that.
6. Plan meals and a shopping list for the week in advance.
7. Set yourself alarms or reminders and keep focused on a task at a time.
8. Write lists, lists, lists and more lists, there is something so satisfying about ticking them off!
9. Get up earlier to fit something extra in. ( be careful if your working to much because you may experience burnout)
10. Invest in a good Journal/Diary.
You will be in such a better mental space by applying these into your life.
Love Gemma xoxoxo