HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
It is hard to believe that it is already 2015, where does the time go? In life that seems to be the one thing that everyone agrees they wish they had more of. We are moving at full speed 90% of the time, working so hard and spending so much time trying to be successful that we forget to be present in the moment. I was trying to figure out how I could have more time when I started searching the web…no there isn’t a time travel machine nor can we buy time but some of these time saving tips might just give us a few extra moments
1. Plan out your week
It is so easy to forget about appointments and meetings once your crazy week begins. Try sitting down on Sunday night and either writing in a day planner or entering in your phone calendar all your appointments for the week. By consciously making yourself aware of these again you are more likely to remember and not double book yourself. Also when you enter everything in you may just discover you have more free time then you thought.
2. Meal Plan!
I find this to be a daunting task much of the time because of the organization required, however whenever I plan meals beforehand I am always thankful. This can be as simple as sitting down during the weekend, deciding what you are having every day for the upcoming week, then buying the groceries to carry it through. To those even more organized you can take this a step farther and actually pre-cook the meals then put them in a freezer. This makes for a lot of work on Saturdays but after a long day of work having a meal that just gets thrown into the oven is one of the best feelings!
3. Slim down social media
I am not sure how often all of you use social media but it seems to be a huge consumer of my time! I decide to quickly check Facebook or find one thing on Pinterest and before you know it half an hour has gone by. This sounds extreme but if you find you’re spending too much time on these avenues try setting a timer for 10 minutes and once it goes commit yourself to a new task.
4. Housekeeping everyday
I have yet to take on this one but from what I’ve read it seems to really help. I know when I have a huge list of chores to do come the weekend. I more often than not say forget it and get to procrastinating instead. By splitting up the work throughout the week it becomes way more manageable. Take 15-20 minutes every evening while supper is in the stove and dust, take out the garbage, or vacuum. It doesn’t have to be a huge task but it becomes one less thing tacked onto your weekend plans.
Allow yourself the freedom to skip a task that “needs” to be done to spend time with those dearest to you. Remember that the whole reason of having more time is so it can be spent enjoying life!