2. Ask for Help Don’t play the role of a martyr and suffer in silence. Ask help. Get your family involved. There is nothing wrong with asking for assistance from your family. Give your kids household responsibilities. Your spouse and your kids can be instrumental in helping you to keep your sanity. You’d be surprised how eager little ones can be to give you a helping hand. Kids can clean their rooms and pick up after themselves in common areas. Your spouse can help with your kids’ extracurricular activities and putting kids to bed on occasion. 3. Create a Daily Schedule Calendars may seem “old school” but they are still the best way to keep up with upcoming events. Keeping a large one in the kitchen, for instance, gives each person in the family opportunity to jot down their events or appointments so that nothing is forgotten. Furthermore, any conflicts can be addressed ahead of time. Also, create blocks of time for different activities. The morning can be devoted to certain activities on one day and then household chores on the next day. It would be easier to keep the same time each day for these activities, but often schedule changes don’t allow for that. Be flexible when necessary, but at least keep the schedule before you so that you don’t schedule too much on the same day. 3. Say “No” Sometimes we get too much on our plate to do because we can’t say “no”. It’s important get priorities done, but schedule some time for yourself as well on your calendar. If it’s planned, then you can look at your schedule before committing to anything else. Say “no” when there’s already too much stuff on your “to do list”. 5. Create Daily Milestones You don’t have to finish every task each day. Set a list of priorities and then take steps to finish the most important jobs first. First thing in the morning, determine what you will focus on for that day. You don’t have to schedule every single minute of your day, but a level of time management will keep your daily life organized.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. ~ James 1:5 (KJV)
Here’s five tips for using your time more efficiently: 1. Ask God for Wisdom. We need wisdom on how to manage our household, our kids, our daily schedule. Start your day in Bible reading and prayer. Ask God for more wisdom. The Bible says we just have to ask for it.