April 20, 2015

Q is for quickly

Filed under: Mompreneur,Time Management — lidia @ 10:00 am

A to Z of being a mom in business: a daily blog series

Q is for quickly

Why does it seem like time speeds up once become a mother? Not only do you notice it as your tiny baby grows into an active, chatty toddler. But all of the sudden, there aren’t enough hours in the day to get all your work done. (And don’t even get me reminiscing about pre-kids lazy, loungy weekends…)

Sometimes, I feel like my day is in hyper-drive, yet I still can’t manage to check everything off my to-do list. One thing I try to do each day is prioritize tasks, focusing on imminent deadlines first (I use sticky notes for this purpose).

I also spend some time each evening getting “in the moment” by reading from one of my meditation/reflection books (this one by Melody Beattie and this one by Ardath Rodale are current faves). If I can squeeze in a short yoga/breathing session, even better.

How do you slow down when you’re moving too quickly?

  • Joy Campbell-Chambers

    I have no idea where the time goes. I try to cover the important stuff during the early part of the day.

    J.L.
    Campbell – The Character
    Depot | A-Z Challenge Co-Host

  • http://www.shanayatales.com/ SHANAYA TALES

    I can say ditto to most of what you said in this post. Minus the meditation. I have yet to figure that out. I have a 3 year old and in-spite of being on overdrive mode all day, I can’t seem to check off all items on my todo. The pre-kid lazy lounge weekends appear to be from another life now. Glad to have come across you through AtoZ.

  • http://www.shanayatales.com/ SHANAYA TALES

    I can say ditto to most of what you said in this post. Minus the meditation. I have yet to figure that out. I have a 3 year old and in-spite of being on overdrive mode all day, I can’t seem to check off all items on my todo. The pre-kid lazy lounge weekends appear to be from another life now. Glad to have come across you through AtoZ.

    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

  • http://blog.lsvdesign.com/ Lidia Varesco Design

    I have a 3 YO too 🙂 Thanks for your reply, glad to meet you too! I’m enjoying reading your A to Z posts too.

  • http://blog.lsvdesign.com/ Lidia Varesco Design

    I try to do that too…though I find ironically I get my most creative energy in late afternoon when I have to pickup my son from daycare! Thanks for reading.