Top Time Management Tips for Moms
Let’s face it, as a mom, you will always have too much to do. There will never be enough time in the day to get everything done on your to-do list. Let alone invest time into a hobby or a project. What I’ve found to be most effective is to focus on daily and consistent actions that keep you from getting overwhelmed. The key to success is to create a system that works for you and stick with it. I’ve done it and now I’m going to teach you how to do it too.
Tools I Use:
Evernote: I use Evernote to write down random notes throughout the day and keep track of my daily to-do list. I find this app the easiest to access on the go. Here is an example of an ongoing note I am keeping for household chores I want to get done over the long Memorial Day weekend. I guarantee if I didn’t keep a running list of things I wanted to accomplish that weekend, the time would come and my husband and I would forget 75% of the things we wanted to accomplish and nothing would get done.
Google Docs: I keep all my notes for work, home, and my business organized in Google Docs. I chose Google Docs over Microsoft Word because it’s free and I find it easier to access my files across all devices (I am an apple user).
Keep a Spreadsheet with Important Information
I cannot tell you how much time I’ve wasted searching through my emails for the same information over and over again. What a waste of time! Now I keep a few spreadsheets to manage the majority of my digital life. I have a spreadsheet for our family budget, tax projections, financial information, business expenses, business accounts, important dates, and a family/friends mailing list. I’m sure I have more than this but these are the ones I reference every day and have open in my browser.
Easy Budget And Financial Planning For Busy Families
I recently put together the system I use to manage our family finances in Google. It’s called the Easy Budget and Financial Planning Spreadsheet for Busy Families and it’s basically what I live and breathe by with making financial decisions quickly and easily for our family! I include a 22-minute video showing how to set it up and use it to make monthly bill paying and projecting out your financial cash flow super easy!