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Pinterest, Facebook, TV (or in my case Netflix documentaries) these are my time offenders. None of them are bad. We were made for relationship (Facebook, socializing), we were made to create (Pinterest, well it is creating when you actually do the pin 🙂 ), we were made to use our minds (television documentaries).
However, those same things can get out of balance and eat into time to work on our goals, go after our dreams and do those things that really refresh our souls so that we can pour ourselves out to others each and every day.
So how does one control our biggest time wasters yet still let them add needed joy and variety to life?
The timer. The timer I have been asking you to carry around since day one and time every task, is also the tool that will help you create balance for your time offenders.
First look over your time audit, and figure out what your time offenders are.
Thirdly decided how many of those windows you want to give to pursuing your work at home dream and how many you want for play. (remember balance)
Then set your timer and enjoy your mindless activity of choice guilt free.
For instance for me…
That means I watch Netflix no more than 1 hour a day and I craft while watching. I pin to Pinterest for pleasure (I also use it for work to build my blog) 2 to 3 times a day maximum for 5 to 10 minutes maximum each time.
But Facebook…..well I am working on it.
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 (you are here)
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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