“Time Management” is the process of organizing and planning the time.
This is the art of dividing and spending time on specific activities according to their priorities to increase productivity.
The main objective of Time Management is to reduce the time which we spend on non-productive activities.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day and the real challenge is how to manage and utilise these hours in a productive way.
This really makes a difference a lot how we are utilising our 24 hours and what output we are getting through it.
Now come to today’s topic, I am also a homemaker and as a homemaker, it is a very difficult task for me too to distribute my time between my priorities and needs.
This is absolutely true, as a homemaker we have lots of responsibilities towards our family and kids. The most hectic part of a homemaker is to follow almost the same daily routine.
Here I want to share that I am also a mother of two small kids and with kids, life may be unpredictable, messy and the more stressful because all the things don’t always go as planned with them. So we have to accept this truth and act accordingly.
Here are some rules which I follow might be helpful for you all. These are::
1. Do Planning for according to our family needs–
If you are not able to do, a whole week planning so at least you should go for daily planning. For daily planning, we have to categorise the things according to the schedule. This will help you to be sorted for the rest of the day. Daily planning we can do in the night for the next day.
2.Set the routine especially for the morning time–
The morning routine can be the lifesavers. If we get success to set our morning routine smartly then rest will set automatically because most of the prioritize work we have already finished in the morning but the only condition is this we have to follow the routine strictly.
We have the maximum energy in the morning so we have to plan the things according to this and utilise the time efficiently.
3. Make a to-do list–
Set the targets for the day on the basis of priority and make a to-do list but here I want to mention one thing,only 2 or 3 main & special tasks should be included besides the routine otherwise we will not able to finish our targets in the same day and the to-do list will convert into the pending work list.
4. Fix the time for social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.–
It is true and nobody can be denied the fact, intentionally or unintentionally we spend hours and hours on social media only scrolling and going through the other’s profile. If you are doing some work using social media platforms then also you have to set your hours. This will save you lots of time which you can use to finish your pending works.
5. Be smart in choosing and picking task–
Select the most productive time for yourself when you feel the most energetic and productive. Save the time by doing the things which will take only 5 minutes to do, do it at that time only, don’t delay for tomorrow until and unless you are sick or any medical issue you have.
6. Identify the unnecessary & unwanted things-
Identify the unnecessary & unwanted things which are taking lots of time and spoil our planning. Eliminate that immediately. Here I am talking about gossiping. We waste our lots of valuable time only talking about other’s minus points.
7. Appreciate yourself-
If you follow all the things and getting success to execute them then pat on your back yourself. Accomplishing small goals give also lots of confidence and satisfaction so keep doing this.
In this way, time management plays a keen role to organise our life. This is all for today, will come back with some topic in the next one, take care and be productive.