Last updated on November 3rd, 2019 at 06:13 pm
One of the hardest parts about making a dream come true is finding the time to work on your dream.
There is usually more than one way to get a certain task done. It doesn’t matter what the task is if it needs to get done we as wives, mothers, women find the time and energy.
Unless the task is related to bettering ourselves (mentally, physically or intelligently) to take us one step closer to our dreams – then all bets are off. When it comes to doing the task for your dreams, we find a million reasons (excuses) why we can’t get to it right now.
4 ways to find time to work on your big dream
1. Turn Off the TV for a set period of time each week (Computer/Video Game/phone)
We all know we spend far too much time sitting in front of the TV but we don’t push that off button. Do it. Not only will you find more time for you, but your whole family will also have more time. Of course, that means your children will have more time to annoy you so make sure you do this when they have something to do away from you.
2. Don’t offer to babysit your grandchildren every day. (Say no more often)
You adore them and want to spend time with them but every day is a little much. If you keep it up you won’t be the fun and loving grandmother you want to be. Instead, you will be the mean grandma that makes them follow all of the rules and never lets them eat cake for breakfast. It will be like being a mom all over again. Scale it back toÂ no more than three days a week.
3. Your house doesn’t have to be spotless. (Let someone else help you)
It’s true I swear. You think that every nook and cranny has to be clean at all times just in case (not sure what that means but I have said it myself). The truth is that no one notices those nooks and crannies but you. Your family and friends don’t care and I would wager even your mother-in-law doesn’t spend her time looking there. If she does then plan your away from home “you” time when she will be there- this will also double your “you” time benefit.
4. Practice Time Management (Set goals, make lists, check items off)
If you don’t know what that means take a class or read up on it. I find that when I really apply all of the rules I have at least two and a half more hours in a day. Yes, really. That doesn’t mean I am wasting time it just means I am not using it very well. The point is to find time to do something for yourself that takes you one step closer to your dream or your own personal goals and your dreams.
Most of the things we spend our so-called free time on are for others. If you don’t do something for yourself at least once a week you will eventually lose you. Don’t let that happen. You are important to everyone in your life–especially yourself!
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