Does anyone else feel like summer is officially busier than the holidays? Between wedding events, working, and trying to squeeze in (necessary!) three-day getaways, life is starting to feel a bit crazy. In order to prevent my world from spiraling out of control, I’ve been focusing on ways to better manage my time. Here are 3 things I’ve started doing, and in return, gotten time back for myself!
Designate specific days for specific tasks.
I began designating specific chores to each week day. For example, Mondays I meal plan and grocery shop. Tuesdays are for laundry. Wednesdays are spent on RSVPs, bills, and online purchases (OK fine, shopping). By Friday, my weekends are free of tasks and I can relax! Plus, having a schedule eliminates wasted time of figuring out when to do errands, or worse, procrastinating.
Try the pomodoro technique.
This is a game-changer! The technique suggests spending 25 minutes of seriously focused time (phone flipped over and on silent + no web browsing), then a 5-minute technology-free break (to get coffee, stretch, etc.)....