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Do you need a better way to control time on a daily basis?
My morning just got away from me and I didn’t get everything done. For me, that is always a good recipe for stress!
I know the same thing can happen to your morning!
You have a similar need to control time as I do.
Life is short and I want to use my time for the glory of God.
Being stressed was a major weakness of mine and I am not sure that I ever totally got control of that area. I had so many responsibilities and so many children to direct. I had a system in maintaining our home, so things would have been much crazier without it.
What I want to do is share some of the things that I have found work in case you might find them helpful.
I remember, at the time, I was homeschooling 7 children, maintaining the housework, church activities which included band practice twice a week for the kids, 30 chickens, along with a rabbitry with 60 rabbits.
Why You Need to Manage Your Time Each Day
Our children grow up fast, so if your time isn’t managed well, you won’t take the time to share the gospel with them.
It is ultra important to get the gospel out to the world.
One of the reasons I write is because I can encourage ladies to follow the Lord.
Who knows, you might have Googled ‘time management’ and come up with my blog and never before thought about, ” What will you do with Jesus?”
Our nation is fading fast because our time here on earth is drawing to a rapid close.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. ~Romans 13:12
Take Baby Steps to Manage Your Time
Are you spinning your wheels trying to control time?
Are you going nuts trying to keep yourself and your family going, like I was?
Let’s take some baby steps today in getting control of our time.
I am sure the biggest problem that I had was doing too much. I still have the problem of writing too much down on my Daily To-Do List.
Did you know that according to Julie Morgenstern in Managing Your Time from the Inside Out, “70% of people would like to have more time to spend with friends, work on craft projects, and some said that they just wanted to have fun.”
That would be me!!
When you don’t manage your time well, it can keep you from being able to accomplish what’s important.
It makes you feel unproductive.
It keeps you from doing things that help you to spend time with God. That is one of the biggest time-wasters when Satan distracts you from God!
You might find balancing your life is so hard.
Satan is a thief and wants you to waste your time here on earth.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10
He wants to keep you from doing things you need to do for your family and God.
How to Manage Your Time
Are you faithful in carrying out your routine?
The first step in managing your time is to follow a routine.
It is nice to keep to a time schedule but for me, it is often a dream.
Instead, here are a few things to get started each day. Try doing these things in order without even worrying about time slots.
- Do things in order as much as possible. Find a rhythm for your day!
- Shower right after making your bed (you do make your bed, right?) and working out!
- Quiet Time spend with God before your day gets going! Try not to text, message or scroll through Facebook. It takes me longer to get going with my day when I do.
- Spend 1/2 hour to an hour on housework. You might choose to declutter your closet instead of cleaning the house. I spend about an hour on something that maintains our home while my energy is fresh for the day.
- Block your time out. Do you homeschool? Do your kids go to school? Do you work or have a business at home? Whatever you do with the majority of your time, block that out and get going.
I seriously have to manage my time in order to keep my life somewhat balanced. There are always things that don’t get done.
But if you spent time with Jesus, you have done the most important thing on your agenda.
How is the way you manage your time affecting your life? Do you manage your time well or is time slipping away from you?
A couple of years ago I took the course, Make Over Your Mornings by Crystal PaineMake Over Your Mornings by Crystal Paine. I highly recommend that you take it too if you could use a better routine to start your day.