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February 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 136

Life as a busy mum is certainly a balancing act! When work is added to the other mum-related roles and responsibilities, life can seem pretty hectic. In our latest edition of Empower, we shared some tips to help you achieve a better work/life balance. One of those tips related to eliminating time wasters: identifying the unnecessary moments of your day that drain you of time. With some careful planning and brushing up your time management skills, you could claim back some much needed time! Here are some great tips to help...

Limit Surfing Time

Do you often find yourself searching for something on the web, only to find yourself still surfing hours later looking at a completely different topic? It's easy to get drawn into the Internet, so limit your time. If you need to do Internet shopping, schedule this time in your diary and stick to your allocated time. This really is a time zapper so be weary of browsing the Internet too often!

Eliminate Excessive Emailing

Constant checking of emails - at work or home - is a huge time waster. You will invariably get stuck into working through your emails rather than finalising a project or getting on with your household chores! Limit yourself to specific time slots to check your email such as just before lunch and mid-afternoon. Don't let e-mails consume your day!

Focused Work Meetings

Ensure your meetings at work have a purpose and an agenda. There is little point meeting to 'discuss' a project; you must achieve something at the end of the meeting. If possible, don't attend the entire meeting if much of it is unrelated to your role. Attend for the slot that relates to your area and save valuable time.

Log Your Time

If you are truly unsure where your time goes and you are struggling to identify your time wasters, log your day. Track what you do in the day and assess which activities you could have done more efficiently or avoided completely. You will soon know what unnecessary moments of your day you can do without!

Once you have eliminated some of your biggest time wasters and removed these unnecessary obstacles, you will find more time. Remember to use it wisely. Don't simply fill up this time with more chores! Spend these extra minutes on you - taking time out will make you a happier mum!

Start your journey today - achieve confidence, balance and joy.

Tracey Wall is a professional personal coach and director of Empowering Mums. Empowering Mums enables mums to live their dreams and aspirations, to become confident, balanced, fulfilled and happy women. We work by supporting and encouraging mums to take ownership of their lives, make positive changes, fulfil their potential and live their lives to the full, achieving life-long ambitions and goals in all aspects of their life. Become the woman you strive to be and live with intention, not regret! Contact Empowering Mums today on 01606 785 357 or visit for more information.

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