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How to be MORE Productive

Do you feel like you are always running out of time?

Do you watch your day fly by only to realize all the things you “really” wanted to get done still waiting for you?

Rest a sure, you are not alone!

For a busy mom time is always in short supply and the only way to milk each drop is to be productive!

Here are some tips that will help you. 🙂

#1 Stop looking at time as the enemy

Here is what I mean…

If you think time is running out or you don’t have enough of it you are making time the enemy.

If you think of time as your enemy – it will start to become a source of pain in your life.

We all get 24 hours in a day…

What’s critical is how you prioritize and maximize the time you have and focus on what is important.

YOUR ACTION Step: Prioritize! Prioritize! Prioritize!

#2 Create a morning routine and make it non-negotiable

Think about collection of things you do for yourself before interacting with the rest of the world.  This will set you up for success mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

For example, my morning routine includes meditation, setting up my intensions and goals for the day, exercising, preparing school lunches and having a sit down family breakfast.

YOUR ACTION Step:  Schedule 15 – 20 minutes on your calendar this week to create your own morning routine

Make your morning routine non-negotiable!

#3 Stay committed to YOURSELF!

It’s easy to let life get in the way. Take your commitments to yourself seriously and don’t bail out on them.

Remember this!

When you know what is important to you, it becomes very easy to spot and ignore what is not important and out of alignment with what you want.

Stay committed to YOU!

You don’t have say YES to every playdate or birthday party if it means you have to break your commitment to yourself.  😉

Be strategic with how you allocate your time.

YOUR ACTION Step: Before you commit to an impromptu playdate. Check in with your calendar – have you fulfilled your commitments to YOU?

Did you get the workout in you wanted?

Did you have the “quiet time to yourself” you’ve been wanting?

THEN ask yourself. Can I have this playdate next week instead? Is this really a priority for today?

Stay on course with your commitments to yourself. No playdate is more important then your sanity. 😉

#4 Make time to Workout!

Schedule at least 30 minutes of “sweat time” in to your busy schedule.

Working out not only improves your stress level but it also increases your ability to focus.

It optimizes your brain power and your mood.

YOUR ACTION Step:  Schedule your workouts into your calendar.

Remember! It’s not real until it’s in your calendar.

Pick a time slot when you are highly motivated to workout.

For example:  One thing I know for sure about myself is that IF I don’t work out before lunch it will never get done.

I have “zero” energy left to work out in the afternoon. I am too busy helping with homework and driving all over town to Soccer, T-Ball, Karate and Ballet practices.

So my workouts are scheduled for a morning time slot.

Make each task intentional.

Hope this helped!

Now I’d love to hear from you.  What makes you productive?  Paint a picture for us below in the comments.

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