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Time Management to overcome Perfection

Using time management to overcome perfection

Another area in your life that can help with the need for perfection is time management. I know I always feel less than perfect when I forget an event or I’m running late to something. Well time management will not make you perfect it will make you feel like you have your life together. It can help when you are planning events to make sure that you get everything done that you want to and can help eliminate the mom guilt about forgetting something. Here a two of my time management tips to help you accomplish more so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

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Doing away with busy

Doing away with busy

It’s like a badge of honor to be busy. We associate being busy with having a fulfilled life and always doing something. But is it really? Are we just over-stressing ourselves? Being busy doesn’t mean we have a great life. Maybe we are running ourselves crazy and not taking any time to rest. I think it’s alright to do away with busy, to try to slow down and not fill our schedules up. Let’s enjoy life more and do more of the things we love. Here are some of my tips to stop being busy and relax more.

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Take time to rest

Take time to rest

We are all busy. I constantly feel like I am running from one thing to the next and it can be exhausting.  We schedule so many things onto our calendar but do you ever schedule in any rest time? Rest is so important so we can recharge and be at our best. Here are some tips so you can get more rest time into your schedule:

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Pick One Thing

pick one thing

I have been really overwhelmed lately. We are in the middle of moving, it’s baseball season, my daughter has track and dance and I’m looking for a new job. Needless to say we are busy. I hate that word busy. I hate being busy. So I have adapted a pick one thing system. So far it has made me feel less overwhelmed and more like I have a handle on my life.

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When you don’t feel like it

Don't feel like it

Do you ever feel like you just do not want to do something? Not just the I’m tired and don’t feel like it but the I don’t feel this is right for me or this does not bring me joy feeling.

If you are just doing something because it’s what other people are doing or what you feel they expect from you but you are miserable then I’m giving you permission right now to stop doing it. Life is too short to spend on things that make you unhappy.  Here are a few of my tips to help when you don’t want to do something.

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Planning Backwards

Planning Backwards

I know that I feel less than perfect when I forget something or I’m late.  Now that I’m on this journey to overcome perfection I know I don’t have to be perfect but it feels nice when everything falls into place.  In order for that you happen you have to plan. What has worked well for me is planning backwards. These are the steps I take to make sure that I can execute my plan and be prepared for any event (well most of the time).

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You do not have to do everything

You do not have to do everything

There’s this way of thinking now that we have to get everything done. We have to be on top of everything and fit all the things into our schedule. Just writing that sounds exhausting. Well I’m here to tell you that you DO NOT have to do everything!

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How am I suppose to get it all done?

How am I suppose to get it all done?

As moms we feel that we need to get it all done and done well. We beat ourselves up if we miss something or we weren’t able to fit everything into our days. First take a deep breathe. I promise you are not the only one who feels this way. I feel this way all the time but I’ve come up with a few tips for you on how to feel like you have everything under control and can get things done.

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5 Things I do in the evening to have a better Morning

You always hear people say that in order to have a good morning you need to start the night before. I do believe this is true. My mornings are anything but perfect. You can read about my mornings HERE but there are some things I do the night before so I don’t feel so rushed in the mornings.

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