Article: Time Management for Busy Moms – 4 Tips for Effective Time Management #mmm

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There is no doubt that Moms are one of the busiest people around and with everything that they have to keep up with, finding the time to do it all can be a challenge.When a Mom has too much on her mind, the tendency to forget important things like picking up more milk at the grocery store or a meeting with her child’s teacher, can increase.By implementing a few simple time management tips, a busy Mom can effectively get everything done and even have time left for herself.

Tip#1 – Use a Planner 

The first important thing to do when you are a very busy Mom is to use a daily or weekly planner.  Find one that fits into your hand bag so you can carry it with you at all times, that way if you need to schedule an appointment at the last moment you can quickly pull it out to see what day and time you have available.  When you first obtain a planner, be sure to block out all important dates such as birthdays, school events and appointments before you use it to book new commitments.

Tip#2 – Use a Monthly Calendar 

Keep a monthly calendar in a main room or kitchen in your home where all family members can be reminded of important dates. It is important that the calendar be located in a central area where it is easily viewed when passing by.  Be sure to transfer any events or appointments from your planner to the monthly calendar as well.

Tip#3 – Use a To-Do List 

Keep a to-do list posted on your fridge or tucked in your planner at all times. As you think of another task or project that needs to be done, write it down immediately.  Cross each task off as it is completed, this will not only serve as a reminder of what still needs to be done but also as a motivator when you see what has been accomplished so far.  Also keep a grocery list with a pen near by in the kitchen, that way when you run out of something while preparing a meal you can write it down right away.

Tip#4 – Use an Organizer 

Always keep bills, receipts and important documents such as medical records, insurance papers, warranties and bank statements in one central location. Use either an accordion style folder or separate folders properly labeled and stored in a cabinet or desk drawer. You never know when something springs up at the last moment like when your appliance breaks down and it is still covered under warranty, have everything centrally organized and located so you can quickly find what you need rather than fumbling through stacks of papers in a shoe box.

By simply implementing the use of a planner, you will free your mind up from having to remember every detail in your life which will help you to stay more focused on the tasks that need to be done.  Remember, good time management habits are the key to helping you be more efficient, better organized and less stressed in your life.

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Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Michelle_Mulej

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About @SylviaHubbard1

AUTHOR, MOTHER, SPEAKER, JOURNALIST, CONSULTANT & MORE! Divorced Mother of three, Detroiter, Sylvia Hubbard, is not only an award winning best selling author of over 28 books, but also founder of one of Michigan's largest interactive literary community, The Motown Writers Network/The Michigan Literary Network.

Posted on February 19, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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