Ever wonder how some moms seem to have it all together? The clean house, the full-time job, a homemade dinner on the table every night. I by no means have everything together. But somehow, I manage to still get stuff done.
What’s my secret? It’s a little thing called time management.
It’s so easy as stay-at-home parent to spend your days watching hours of Netflix, snuggled up on the couch with your littles. And as fun as that can be, it’s important for us to fill our days with of a little more productivity. This is why, no matter what it is I’m trying to juggle, I get it done using the 20 minute rule.
So how does it work? If there are two projects I’m working on, I set a 20 minute timer on my phone. I switch between the two projects every 20 minutes. It keeps my brain sharp, and prevents me from burning out from working on the same thing for too long. It also prevents me from falling down the Facebook rabbit hole because I’m focussed on the task at hand and making the most of my time.
I also use the 20 minute rule when I’m cleaning. I get as much done in each room as I can in 20 minutes. In-between rooms, I spend 20 minutes on laundry. Whatever gets done, gets done. And whatever doesn’t get done, doesn’t. It works.
Now I bet you’re wondering how my kids fit into this equation. Easy. When they need me, I’m there. Say I’m working on blogging, and the baby needs to eat. I stop what I’m doing and she gets my attention. Simple as that. When I get the chance, I pick back up where I left off.
Who knew it was this easy? Start scheduling out your days – I’m telling you, the 20 minute rule works wonders. Let me know if it works out for you!
Do you have any time management tips to make the most out of your days?