Looking for more time? Have ten minutes at the end of the day? You might just be blown away by how doing this one routine daily will save you up to two hours the following day (I read this concept in the book Eat That Frog!). On the blog today, I’m sharing with you how ten minutes a day can save you up to two hours the next day.
Use those ten minutes to do this
The “Eat that Frog!” technique I read about is all about planning: you think about your tasks and just write them down. Take ten minutes at the end of your day, every day and plan. Write out a prioritized list of to dos for the next day. You can start simple with this if planning is something new to you. I recommend taking a peek at the bullet journal method too. I’ve used it for quite a few years now, and it’s saved my sanity many times. I spend usually less than ten minutes a day writing my list for the next day. Daily online business tasks, homeschooling books updated, life stuff like order groceries written in. It has saved soooo much time thinking the next day when I have noise in my ears and can’t think on my feet in the moment.
Learn how to prioritize
Next you take your to do list for the next day and prioritize them, so you’ll know what task to do first. Rule of thumb for prioritizing - focus on the tasks that will have the most impact. Oftentimes, we get stuck focusing on the “busy work”, the organization type tasks. I know I do! Instead of the important ones that help us move towards our goals.
Bump whatever is unfinished
At the end of the next day? Anything that is unfinished is bumped to the next day. Over time, you will become better at knowing what your limits are and bonus? You’ll very quickly see how insanely large your to do list sometimes gets if you’re like me. Ha!
And if you are majorly struggling in this area, the book Eat That Frog! is soooo helpful. The author has researched for years so he knows what he’s talking about and has 1.5 million copies sold of his book. If you’d like a quick recap of all of the ways he suggests to beat procrastination, you can find that HERE.
Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!