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Time leak

February 20th, 2007 at 06:05 pm

I never have enough time, and today I thought about looking at my days schedule like a budget, and finding the 'leaks'

I quickly thought about all the things I do and how much time I spend on each, and I found they don't add up to 24 hours!!!!

I have gaps, time that is slipping by with no record of what on earth I did with it!

Now looking closer I can find some, sitting on the couch with my DD in my lap talking to my husband about my day....but other on earth can it possibly take 2 hours to get 3 kids dressed showered and fed?

I have to work on speed or something, and I definatly plan on being more concious of my time next month, I might not write it all down, but I want to find out just what I am doing with my day that is using up all the time.

And then I want to decide how to use my time more instead of just letting things happen, like money I want the splurge to mean something, not just some silly waste that will be forgotten long before the month is up.

4 Responses to “Time leak”

  1. nanamom Says:

    I think getting three little ones showered, fed and dressed in 2 hours is pretty good, especially since they are between 1 and 4!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Yep, the time thing will change as they get older. But you might still wonder why you have no time left over.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    This is actually a very good post in general because I believe time management is much more important than money management.

  4. kimiko Says:

    After a few weeks of scheduling, I've found that tasks take a lot more time to complete, not because of the task itself, but because of the idle time I waste between each task. But when I try to cut down that time, I find myself rushing about and generally having a crappy experience, so those small pockets of time really help to reduce stress.

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