Do you feel like you’d have a better chance walking across a tightrope – as an elephant – than successfully balancing work and family life?
If you are ready to make the next move in your career, this can be frustrating. How can you find time to take classes when you barely have time to brush you hair?
Maybe you can squeeze 18 hours of responsibilities into a day. Maybe you’ll create a lunch your toddler will actually eat, read bedtime stories to your kids, and manage meetings and work tasks.
If not, how will you get everything done?
If you jam it all in you’ll need a lot of coffee and very little sleep – not exactly a great combo for maintaining your zen-like composure!
Believe it or not, you can do it. You can live a balanced lifestyle, do the things you need to each day, and fit in classes.
You can even have time left over for a lavender and orange blossom bubble bath and a good book before bed. The secret is healthy time management habits.
1. Embrace The Digital Era
Fortune 500 companies are saving millions and boosting productivity levels thanks to their powerful business management solutions. You don’t need a dynamic software system to master your operational processes.
2. Prioritise Your Tasks
It’s well-researched that our will power and ability to concentrate are strongest at the beginning of the day. Get your most challenging tasks done first.
Save folding the laundry and calling back your sister for the end of the day.
3. Dismiss Tech Distractions
They are addicting and they will drain you of precious time – and energy. From TV shows to Facebook, be committed to avoiding modern day distractions unless they are helping you move forward.
4. Plan The Day Before
Spend five minutes at the end of the day planning your tomorrow. Jot down your tasks in your planner, or better yet, use your organisational app.
That way you can get started right away with those heavier tasks when you get up. This will also give you the chance to streamline your workflow; you can plan for running multiple errands at once for example.
5. Make Me Time Every Day
Even if it is only 30 minutes, it’s essential that you set aside some time for yourself each day. (Click to Tweet) Make this time about reconnecting.
Brew a cup of herbal tea and listen to music. Read a book, draw, cook, or work on any other creative project that you have.
While this may feel like you are not ‘getting things done’, you are stopping time for a few moments. It will give you something to look forward to and will help you feel more relaxed while you are running around like a madwoman tomorrow.
When you manage your time well, you have the power to do anything! Want to learn more about taking your career into your own hands? Contact us today.
Sam has experience in public and private sector organisations across Australia and has been the Commercial Director with Kool Kids Training College since 2014.
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