Let’s face it, money is pretty vital in the world we live in, but even more vital than money, is the resource of time. Here’s the thing, you can give someone recently diagnosed with a terminal illness all the money in the world – the one thing they crave – is time.
Time is an overlooked and under appreciated gift. You are blessed with 24 hours each and every day, yet how many of these hours are spent doing the things that truly matter to you – that fill your heart with joy and happiness?
If if you were to whizz forward and look back at your life, twenty years down the road, would you be happy with the choices you made? Would you make the same choices you’re making today?
See, many parents nowadays, are having to work such long hours they end up missing out on the joy of parenting – either they’re too emotionally exhausted from having to balance a career with being a mother, or they are so time-starved they barely get the chance to spend such precious time with their children.
In this article we’re going to look at a few ways to have more free time freedom to engage with your child during such precious years. However, it’s worth remembering that life is for you, as well as your children, and it’s important to set time aside for “me time”. Similar to sitting on a plane, you must put your own life jacket on before helping your child. It’s important to ensure you get plenty of rest and relaxation.
ORDER GROCERIES ONLINE
Think of how much time you could save if you were to simply order your groceries online and have them delivered to your door. The drive to the store, the time in the store, packing bags, driving back, unpackaging bags, not to mention the potential for traffic.
GET A CLEANER
It’s true that not everyone can afford a cleaner, but this can be such a time (and sanity) saver for busy moms. In the alternative, you can always turn cleaning into a fun game where the kids get involved with cleaning as playtime activity… good luck with that.
REARRANGE YOUR HOURS
If possible, see if you can work remotely, from home, in a way that enables you to work flexible hours; this way, your time is your own. If that means you want to spend all day with the kids and catch up on work in the evening you would be free to do that.
Similarly, if you’re a business owner considering automating tasks, as an example you could use thepaystubs.com to issue payslips, mailchip.com for sending out emails, and hootsuite for social media automation.
Consider investing in a foodsaver so that you can cook multiple portions of a meal at the same time, then freeze or refrigerate it for quick reheating. If you want to save even more time, then consider digging out your slow cooker, and letting it do the work for you.