The holiday season is behind us and all the gift-giving is over (at least for the next 11 months). You may have received a bottle of your favorite perfume, a lovely bathrobe, a new iPhone or some other wonderful gift for Christmas, but what many women wished they would have received was a little more time in their already busy days.
With the demands of working full-time outside the home, household chores and an ever-growing to-do- list, most women simply do not have enough time in the day to get it all done. According to a survey on ForbesWoman, the overwhelming opinion was: Women want more time.
Time for the Important Things in Life
Finding personal time for relaxation and fitness can be a challenge for many women. Making time for family and some “me time” is not easy. In addition, due to the reduction in workforce at many companies, you may be forced to take on even more duties and responsibilities on you job, which can add pressure at home.
Take the kids to soccer practice…pick up the dry-cleaning…prepare dinner…finish the annual report…laundry…go to the gym…spend time with the kids…romantic dinner with your husband.
How will you find the time?
What is the Solution?
There are a few things you can do to ‘buy back’ a few precious hours of your hectic day. Let’s look at a few proven time savers:
Organization: Clutter and a disorganized living (or work) place make life more difficult.
Establish a Routine: Schedule or automate regular tasks like having your dry cleaning delivered, preparing and freezing meals
Ask for help when you need it: You don’t have to do it all alone. There are quick fixes for some of your everyday tasks that will save you time during your busy day.
This is the first in a weekly series that will help you find ways of getting things done and finding more time in your schedule for the more important things in your life. If you have ideas and suggestions of things that have worked for you, please share them with us. Leave a comment with your tips for getting organized and saving time.