T IS FOR TIME YOURSELF

September 27, 2012

How many times have you said to yourself or someone near you "I just don't have enough time to do ___________!"?  While this may be true for some larger tasks around the house, it is often just an excuse for not completing the smaller, day to day tasks we prefer to avoid (Oh no she didn't just call me out!  It just got real on this blog!) 

If you find yourself continually putting off daily tasks and falling behind, try timing yourself when you do get around to completing the task.  For instance, you have a load of laundry taunting you for days from the laundry room.  But you keep putting off folding it because you don't have time.  When you finally do fold the basket of laundry time yourself.  You may be surprised at how little time daily tasks actually take.  But the longer you put off the tasks, the more work piles up behind it and the more time you'll spend catching up on the tasks you've been putting off.  

Seeing how long a "chore" takes can actually even motivate you to do it.  If you really don't feel like cleaning the bathroom but you know it only takes 20 minutes (and that's if you give the tub a REAL good scrubbing), you may think "well, it's only going to take 20 minutes and then I'll have it out of the way to watch the Kardashian marathon the rest of the evening."  Trust me, knowledge (of how long it takes you to complete tasks) is power.

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