“B” is for Balancing
There have been many times that I have gotten on and seen posts from friends wishing there were more hours in a day.
If you were to take that 24 hours and break it down to: 8 hours sleep, 8 hours work, and 8 hours to do everything else it should work, right? But what happens if you have an hour commute to and from work? Now you’ve lost 2 hours that you can either take away from sleep, or the everything else. And don’t forget that half an hour lunch break and the two 15 minute breaks. Now your 8 a day job becomes 9 hours a day plus two hours to get there and back.
And your time for everything seems to dwindle away. How do you balance working and sleeping, with cooking, laundry, housecleaning, and if you have kids; homework, soccer practice, bath times, and finally bedtime. Ahhh, take a sigh of relief and get back to trying to balance everything that still needs to be done. 🙂
Evidently 24 hours just isn’t enough time to get everything done that needs to be done.
Even though my kids aren’t little anymore and I don’t work full time, I still have to balance my hours in a day.
One thing I have found helpful are to-do lists, but I try to keep them simple and generalized.
My list may contain;
Grocery store and bank
By not making the list specific and detailed, I can make the bed, do the dishes, and wipe down the bathrooms and cross off housecleaning if I so choose, because some days we just don’t have enough time to scrub the floors, run the vacuum, and wash the windows.
And there are some days that I just don’t have time to sit down and write 1,500 words, but even if I only get a paragraph or two done, I feel I’ve accomplished something.
Multitasking is a great way to free up some time.
Throw a load of laundry in the washer and put the dishes to soak in a sink full of hot sudsy water. While the clothes are washing and the dishes are soaking, make the beds and wipe down the bathrooms.
There are many ways to free up some of your time and help you balance out the measly 24 hours we have. Those are just a couple of mine, now it’s your turn.
How do you balance your time?
Any special tips and tricks you’d like to share?
And I meant to post the link to the A-Z challenge yesterday so that you can check out some of the other blogs that are participating.
There are a lot to choose from with all kinds of topics from cooking and baking, to art and writing, and just about everything in between! There are 2,258 (I like that number 🙂 ) So there’s something for everyone. Just click here