Time Management Tip 3: Where Are Your Largest Windows

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finding and utilizing large windows of uninterrupted timeOnce you have performed a time audit and discovered whether you are an owl or a bird,  its time to sit down and figure out where you biggest time windows are and how to best use them.

By big windows I mean any stretch of time that is 1 hour or longer, where you are free of interruptions.

These  windows will change as your children grow, your spouse changes jobs,or  numerous other things change in your family life. The key is to stay flexible.

Windows of uninterrupted time are excellent  for working on income producing projects.

For instance right now I have around 2 to 3 hours every morning of uninterrupted time that I use to blog.

My husband is also willing to homeschool the children one day a week and then make dinner that evening giving me another 3 to 4 hours to write.

If you have a baby, nap time might be your window. If you have preschoolers who rise early but also go to bed early then perhaps evening might be your window.

Do your children attend art or music lessons? I have often used this time to squeeze in a bit more work.

To make full use of your windows first you must know what you are going to do with them before they arise.

Keep a list of what you wish to accomplish during your next window going.

That way if one should arise unexpectedly you can make full use of it.

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Introduction: 31 Days Of Time Saving Tips For The Work-At-Home Mom

Day One: Perform a Time Audit

Day Two: Night Owl Or Morning Bird?

Day Three: Where are Your Largest Windows? (you are here)

Day Four: Making the Most of Small Windows

Day Five: Daily To Do Lists

Day Six: Maximizing The To Do List

Day Seven: Say No

Day Eight: Eliminate Poor Yes Choices

Day Nine: Put Your Time Offenders On a Budget

Day Ten: Combine Joy

Day Eleven: Making Effective Use of Waiting Time

Day Twelve: Making Use of Travel Time

Day Thirteen: Making The Most of Mom Taxi in Waiting Time

Day Fourteen: Take Time to Rest a Few Moments Each Day

Day Fifteen: Tag-Team

Day Sixteen: Involve the Kids

Day Seventeen: Mechanical Slaves

Day Eighteen: Outside Help

Day Nineteen: Timer Magic

Day Twenty: Take a Rest Day

Day Twenty One: Less Stuff, Less Mess, More Time

Day Twenty Two: Hold A Family Work Bee

Day Twenty Three: Keep Gatherings Simple

Day Twenty Four: Saving Time in The Kitchen

Day Twenty Five: The Self Cleaning Home

Day Twenty Six: Streamlining Your Homeschooling day

Day Twenty Seven: Create an I Did It List

Day Twenty Eight: Create a Simple Cleaning Routine

Day Twenty Nine: Create To Go Bags

Day Thirty: Making Minimum Standards

Day Thirty One: Treat Life Like a Marathon Not a Sprint

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Oh to have one of those! I long for the day… 🙂

  2. Great point! I have finally hit the point this year where 4 of my kids are in school and my one baby at home still naps. So I am trying to be intentional about accomplishing goals during his nap time (even on days when I really just want to binge watch Netflix!).

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