As we move in to fall and with daylight savings time upon us, I have been doing a lot of thinking about minutes. Ever feel like the minutes just pass you by? They do! One thing we can always count on is time will just keep on ticking….if you are lucky. : ) No one is immune from this time phenomenon we call life! Often on my mind is how to make the most of every minute in my life. How do we do that and still focus on everything else we need to do, especially as busy moms? I have come up with 4 tips to help you make every minute count everyday! Hope they help!
Ways to make every minute count
Eliminate technology distractions
Yes I am talking about social media and devices here. I found that I was spending way too much time checking emails, notifications, statuses etc. I would look up at the clock and an hour had passed and I really had nothing to say for it! Don’t get me wrong, part of my job is being on the web so I have to maintain that part but I knew where I could eliminate. Just pick 1 or 2 areas at first and see if that helps get you some of your time and minutes back. If you feel it’s email, tell yourself you are only going to check email twice a day and follow through with it. If your vice is Facebook and the constant need to connect, again, limit yourself to 2 sessions a day etc. You will find you will free up a lot of time just eliminating technology distractions. Hey, we limit our kids, why not ourselves?
Make time, not anything else
Yes making money and dinner and everything else you must make in life is important and necessary but how much time do you spend just “making time” for the things that are important and truly matter? Sometimes it really is a conscious decision that you must make time for the things that matter. Every Sunday I go through my calendar for the week and I “make time” for the things that are important. It might be an event at my daughters school, a date night with my husband or family game night every Friday. I pencil in and make those things happen. Sure, things come up and life happens but if you find yourself always making excuses about not having “time” to do what really matters then its time to look again! Make a conscious effort and decision to make time for the things that matter. No it doesn’t matter if The Sopranos is having an all-day marathon, good try! You will see your minutes start adding up when you try this!
Focus on now
Yes life is happening right now, yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not happen yet. What are you feeling, sensing and thinking NOW. Being aware of that and living in the moment will help you make each minute count. You will find that you remember the day and enjoy more of it. Ask yourself a few times each day, “Am I using this minute the best way I can?” “If I die today, was this minute or hour a good use of my time?” If you find yourself answering NO to those questions then chances are, you are not making good use of your time! Focus on now more of the time because life is happening NOW!
Focus on you
We all know if mama ain’t well, then no one is well! I have had days where there doesn’t seem to be enough minutes to do everything that needed to be done. I found it was because I was foggy from not sleeping long enough and not eating the right kinds of food. Being a Mom is hard and finding time to take care of yourself is especially hard, but you’ve got to make it happen! When I eat right, exercise, get seven to eight hours of sleep each night then my body and mind are ready to take on the day and I can delegate and navigate all my daily tasks like a boss! If you are not healthy, well nourished, and refreshed then how can you be productive at managing the minutes of your day? So make time for you! Even if it’s a few minutes each day!
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Tabitha Blue says
Mamas always need some TLC, great giveaway!
Samantha Kuzyk-Raising Twincesses says
Yes! Making time is so important, and you’re totally right about the distractions of technology! Sometimes we just need to unplug!
i love this post! I really needed this reminder .. Thank you
These are really great tips. I especially love ‘making time not anything else.’ Because it’s true. They just need time and attention.
Excellent advice! I get so distracted with technology sometimes that it’s hard to get anything done
Nancy Faircloth says
Great wisdom here! What a relief it would be to not have to worry about all the things technology brings us – like social media!
I really need to start limiting my time on social media. This was a really great reminder to focus more on the present.
Maritza Baez says
I really enjoyed reading this. It’s definitely a good reminder to reconnect with myself. I will be using these tips
Technology is the worst! Good to have a reminder from time to time x
these tips are perfect!!! its so important to make every minute count!
This is always what makes me so sad. Time is so fleeting and I want to hold on to moments longer then they last. Great tips to try and hold a little longer.
Definitely find I feel better when I limit my social media intake.
So many great tips. It’s hard to not get caught up in the hustle and bustle, especially this time of year!
DeeJay | Life With Littles says
These are amazing tips and simple changes we can make to our everyday life. We waste so much time on things that won’t have lasting effects.
This is for sure something I need to focus on! Sometimes I feel like my day just slips away from me and it’s so frustrating.
Love these ideas! Mindfulness is so important <3
Some of the times I make the mistake of not focusing on myself so I so appreciate this reminder.
Especially important to remember this time of year!
Nicole Flower says
Thank you for this reminder. I have so many distractions these days and I love to take breaks from technology and especially social media! Awesome giveaway too!
April Kusewicz says
These are great tips, i love posivity!
I really need to focus more on myself. And yes technology is taking too much time:/
yes we always have to make time for the things that matter! thanks for the reminder!
Samantha Kuzyk-Raising Twincesses says
Great tips, especially eliminating the technological distractions, totally something I’m working on!
These are really great tips and reminders. Thank you for this!
Rakhi Parsai says
Such a lovely and innovatively written post. I really couldn’t agree more that one should ensure that we value and take out time for things that are important.
Joanna Clute says
It definitely takes effort to MAKE time to do the things that matter. When planning, you have to specifically say yay or nay to certain plans in order to make it happen.
Justine @ Little Dove says
Great post! I loved your point about technological distractions. As wonderful as technology can be it really can be a HUGE time sucker!
I like reading posts that help remind me of the things to do to make my day feel more productive. I do try to limit distraction of social media and focus on what my priorities are in this season. I think self care is very important too.
Sarah Jones says
Such a good reminder to make our time count. Days can fly by with nothing to show for it.
These are great tips. I really love the idea of no technology. Sometimes being plugged into social media can be more stressful than anything.
Ever since I start blogging I am always infront of my phone. I love blogging but at the same time I wonder if I dont miss out so much while working on my blog. So I usually take a week off blogging every month to enjoy!
Gail M Akeman says
yes always important to focus on you each day I believe