Work Life Balance Tip
Yes, I know it’s Monday. And I know many people have “a case of the Mondays” every week. But I think a great Sunday can help you not dread Monday. You may even find yourself refreshed, rejuvenated and looking forward to it (YES, it’s possible…).
So, if you’re game, here are a few time management steps that you can start today to get you on the path for a true Sunday.
You know, a day to relax and give your mind and body the break it so desperately deserves.
Add time-consuming chores to a weeknight. I do laundry over two nights, usually Thursday and Friday. Then on Saturday morning the most I have to do is put it away. I also split up the bathrooms to do one a night. Doing things like this have cut my household chores to an average of 1 ½ hours on Saturday.
Plan a Girls’ Outing. If you have a hard time taking a break put it on your calendar, and add a friend to the date. That way you are accountable to someone else and you’re less likely to cancel. It’s also motivation to take the little steps needed throughout the week to have some free time on Sunday.
Schedule grooming appointments for lunch breaks or evenings. Hair, nail and waxing appointments can take up a whole Saturday. However, if you go during the week salons are usually less booked, so your appointments are faster. Many have late hours and you may save a little money since most have specials on Monday-Wednesday.
Delegate. You will see this on many of my posts because it really works. The less you have to do, the more time you can have for yourself. Look at your list and see what you can give to someone else. And let them own it. Even if you are tempted to take it back because they don’t do it your way, remember we all need a learning curve. Then focus on the time you gain.