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To make more time in the present you are going to have to reevaluate everything you have said yes to in the past.
Somethings you probably should have never said yes to and others might have been great yes things at the time but no long fit your family stage.
For instance for years my family took part in a homeschooling co-op. I taught classes and helped in the nursery while my kids had time in a class environment. It was a great time of fellowship for me, and a change of pace for the kids.
However, over the past 2 years I found the kids complaining more and more about going, and I found myself more stressed out about the teaching than I was excited about the socializing. Finally it dawned on me, what was once a great yes for our family was now a bad one, and when the term came to an end I did not sign up for another.
Which leads me to say, you cannot drop most of your poor yes fits immediately, you need to figure out how to pull out gracefully. Is there a set time period to your commitment? fulfill it. Will you have to be replaced? find a replacement.
Take some time this week to reevaluate all of your current “yes” obligations. Which ones are still good fits, and which ones need to go.
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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?
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 (you are here)
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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