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Do you wake up early with incredible energy and then crash at night barely moving for hours? Or do you drag your feet all morning yet come evening you are able charge through your to do list with amazing speed?
Which ever you are, work with it.
I learned this one the hard way, for years I would put the kids to bed and then try and get a few things done. However, I found myself forgetting sugar in cake, or putting the thank you notes in the wrong envelopes (boy did that make people laugh, me not so much).
Then one night it hit me, why not just go to bed and get up early and work then. What I discovered was I was able to get double the amount done in 3 hours in the morning before the household awakens as I was in the 3 hours after they went to bed.
My husband is the opposite wake him up early and he spends at least 1 hour just trying to comprehend that he is actually awake. However, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. that man is a tornado of activity.
This month make a point to notice what you get done in the morning hours and how you feel, and what you get done in the evening hours and how you feel. Then stop fighting it and work with what you are, whether its a night owl or an early bird.
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? (you are here)
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
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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