Time For MOM: What Will Get You Further Down the Road?

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A dirt road through a green field with a tree.

On Saturdays this month, I’ve been thinking aloud about the road I’m on. It’s called Motherhood. It’s a long road. And it’s one that takes some planning and forethought.

I’ve mentioned determining your destination, or recognizing your mission. For me it’s this: I want to be a joyful mom who is encouraging to my children, content with where God has put me, and reliable to take care of the tasks that are mine.

Then I talked about This Leg of the Journey, specifics that relate to my mission in this season. What am I going to work on this year?

I narrowed it down to the three areas of life that I want to grow in: time management, careful speech, and prioritizing. The next step in working through this is to develop some goals for each of those areas. This week I’m going to look at time management and my weaknesses thereof.

Recently I realized that I need to create a Time Budget. When we budget money, we decide how much we will spend on certain categories. Once that money is spent, we’re done spending, right?

Well, it makes sense to me that I need to breakdown the minutes of my day in a similar way. I don’t want to get too uptight about this. But, I naturally drift toward laziness. If I am not careful, I end up aimlessly surfing the Internet instead of taking my other tasks in hand.

So, this week I’m going to limit my computer time. Now that I figured out how to use the timer on my phone, I’m going to try setting a time limit for myself for computer time each day. I’m going to start with 90 minutes and see if that works. This may sound juvenile, but I need to grow in this area. So, my blogging may be sporadic over the coming days as I get the hang of it. I’m sure I’ll be working on prioritizing as well this week. It just goes hand in hand with Time Management.

How about you? What is an area that you want to grow in this year and how will you accomplish it? What specific thing can you do to get closer to your goal? Tell us in the comments.

Related: Determine Your Destination
This Leg of the Journey
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  1. Are you sure your name is not Libby and you don’t live in Illinois? Once again, you are as my heart saying exactly what I have been feeling about my own time. I love using a timer but haven’t in some time. It makes all things doable, and it is high time for me to get on with some time efficiency strategies to not only make our home happier but to make me feel good about how I am doing at my most important job: motherhood.

    Good luck this week. I will be following you! (but only 15 minutes at a time, hee hee).


  2. that’s funny about limiting computer time. i only have access on weekends, so i try to cram everything in then, which is so hard. it’s easy for me to get sidetracked on Twitter or Facebook when i should be submitting articles and researching markets. so … i’m right there with you!

  3. Time management is a big weakness for me as well. When I read your comment about getting lost surfing the net I thought I was reading about myself! You don’t mean to do it, it just happens. Early mornings before work I get about a half an hour to dig around and on weekends of a morning I try to get a few hours in. I have seen this turn into longer though. Esp. when I first started the whole frugal/how can we get it for free 🙂 thing. Great post and looking forward to more! Michelle