We all know time is elusive, especially for a Homeschool mom. To maximize what time you DO have and help you be a happier, healthier teacher for your children and yourself, here are 5 ways to be more efficient during the day.
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Time
1) Wake Early
Diligent and productive people know that time is a precious commodity. Waking up early gives you personal time to focus on what truly matters. Whether it’s praying, reading, preparing for the daily schedule or exercising. Daily devotions and quiet time spent with God are essential ways to spend morning.
Bottom line: Productive mornings start with early wake-up calls.
2) Exercise before it falls off the to-do list.
Early morning exercise has many scientifically proven benefits. But it’s surprising how few do it. Some guaranteed results exercise gives you are: a healthy heart, makes you feel good, reduces stress, weight loss, stronger immune system, reduces risk of cancer, reduces blood pressure, and increases overall productivity and energy levels.
Nutrition, sleeping habits, and stress levels also affect your energy levels.
3) Work on top-priority projects.
The quiet hours of the morning without interruptions allow you to give your undivided attention to important projects. During the day there are many distractions that can take your focus away. Early mornings can help you concentrate. So do the most important tasks in the morning!
4) Connect with your spouse.
Most evenings are centered around the children, winding down from an exhausting day’s worth of activities. Try putting the children to bed early, allowing them time to read for a while so the two of you have focused one-on-one time. We call it ‘Couch Time’. It might be hard at first, but once you work it into the routine, your children will get used to it. This is when quality discussions can take place between the two of you.
The time you spend with your spouse is not only important for your relationship, but also for coordinating schedules and managing finances.
5) Plan and strategize while you’re fresh
Planning your day, week, or month ahead is an important time management tool to keep you on track when you’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle of homeschooling. Reviewing your plan in the evening and the morning will help you prioritize and set the trajectory of the day.