Resolution #2 – Manage your time
How can you better manage your time while balancing all that life throws at you?
Life is fast-paced and seems to be speeding up each day. With the advancements in technology making many tasks easier, it seems that we are expected to pack more and more into each day. The trouble is, each day still only has 24 hours in it.
Many of us are over-committed, over-extended, and out of time.
Evaluate your commitments. Remember, each time you say ‘yes’ to something, you are saying ‘no’ to something else. Make sure that all of your weekly commitments are things that are absolutely necessary or things that you truly enjoy. Packing too much into your schedule makes it harder to fully participate in each one and creates stress.
Make technology work for you! What does everyone have with them all the time (even at the dinner table!)? That’s right, a cell phone. Since smart phones make us connected to the world 24/7, we should so make them share in the workload. Check out apps for reminders, to-do lists, and calendars.
Many available on the market have features that allow you to share tasks and events with family members so that everyone is on the same page. Consider managing bills online to decrease paper clutter in your mailbox or scheduling regular deliveries of common household items such as toilet paper or dish soap to avoid needing to run to the store at the list minute.