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Yesterday you might have noticed that I combined one of my biggest time offenders television documentaries with my crafting. Crafting is a task that brings me joy but also saves my family money as homemade gifts are always less expensive and often I sell a few to pay for the supplies of those I give.
I love doing this. I call it combining joy. I get several things I love done at once and have a blast doing it.
For instance, I knit while my husband drives on our road trips.
I bring a book on a topic I am trying to learn more about to the amusement park to read as my children ride because rides make me….well, lets not discus it.
I sign up with friends to do crazy theme races in the city, and afterwards we shop the clearance racks together.
It is more about living the moment to its fullest than it is about multitasking.
Here is a few more ideas for you.
1. Need to get the Christmas baking done? Invite a few friends over, share the cost of supplies and bake and chat the night away.
2. Want to repaint your house? Buy the paint, a few extra rollers and trays,some soda and snacks and invite a few friends over to help.
3. Have you always wanted to send out homemade Christmas cards? Set a date,tell your friends to bring over their supplies, and a snack. Spend the evening crafting, sharing supplies, swapping ideas and eating each others goodies.
Now you try. How could you combine joy and save time in your life?
Dig Into The Time Management Series Using The Links Below
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
Day Nine: Put Your Time Offenders On a Budget
Day Ten: Combine Joy (you are here)
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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