Time Management and Book Release

Time doesn't expand limitlessly.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?


About Sarah Unsicker

Candidate for Missouri House of Representatives, 91st District. Mother, wife, friend, education advocate, lawyer.
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