I am so excited to share this! Crystal Payne’s book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, will be released tomorrow, January 21. I can’t wait to get my copy!
As you know, I have been on the launch team, selected to read the book in advance and promote it. I have enjoyed reading it on my phone, but I ordered it so I can mark up, dog-ear, and really get into the book! (As a book lover, I don’t usually treat books this way. But this book calls for love of the book more than respect for the pages.)
One thing Crystal recommends is to make a time map for how you will spend your time. Analytical as I am, I tracked my time for two weeks before I did this. (OK, I was only going to do one week, but then I decided it didn’t really represent my time since it was a week of snow days.) I then looked at how I had spent my time, and how I want to spend my time. I am going to make a real effort at being intentional with my time now! Here is my time map:
sleeping 8 hours
eating/preparing meals 2.5 hours
playing with kids 3 hours
Time with husband 1/2 hour
driving kids 1 hour
personal care 1 hour
devotion/quiet time 1.5 hours
computer work 1 hour
cleaning 1 hour
not daily 2.5 hours
Things that are “not daily” are things I don’t do every day, like errands, Jazzercise, blogging, other cleaning work, etc.
If you add this up, it comes to 22 hours. I have included 2 hours of “margin” time — to give myself extra in any area that needs it. So if I have a ton of e-mail to sort through one day, I may spend longer than 1 hour at the computer. Or if I am put on hold for a long time by insurance, that can be margin time as well.
Have you made a time map for your days? How does it work for you?