We all worry about time management. Sometimes those of us who are home full time tend to worry about it more because our culture asks, “What could you possibly do home all day?” Or they say, “I could do all that if I had the privilege of staying home all day.”
There are two extremes we “stay at homers” need to be wary of here.
First,we can run ourselves ragged because we feel we need to prove that we are busy the full 16 hours a day that we are not sleeping. We feel guilty if we sit down, put our feet up and have a cup of coffee. We make more work for ourselves than is needed because we don’t want to get “caught” sitting down with a book or with the computer, or worst of all…taking a nap! Or we have our kids in so many activities that we’re gone from home much of the day. Or we convince ourselves we need to start doing what “everyone else” is doing whether it will be a benefit to the family or not; but it will keep you busy!
The other end of the spectrum is taking advantage of your full time at home status. Staying in bed until your fifth grader wakes you up, throwing cold cereal at the kids every morning, staying in your pajamas until Dad gets home (okay, I’m not always against this one), sitting in front of the t.v. or computer for so many hours that your laundry piles up, dishes pile up, and dirt piles up, and come 5:00 when your husband walks in the door, you have no idea what you’re going to have for dinner.
I believe somewhere between these two lines is a great balance. I have put a link below to the best article on time management I have come across. Unless you are a severe type A person, it is very hard to commit to doing the same thing at the same time every day, especially if you have kids of all ages. As this article says, we have 24 hours every day. The question is, what are we going to do with those 24 hours?
I found it refreshing and my new mode of time management. I hope you enjoy it to.