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Essential working mums accessory – Time Management!

Posted on April 27, 2011 by allmumkind | Comments (1)

I have always considered Time Management a real strength of mine. Until I had children I do question this. I am a bit of a perfectionist. Well in fact to be honest I am a “huge” perfectionist and as much as I still try to work on reducing my expectations across all areas of my life, since the children arrived it still causes me problems.

Don’t get me wrong, I live by lists, small and long lists but I am still always in a mad rush. The satisfaction when I have cleared a huge list, then another appears. I am not sure if I have too much to do at times and find it hard to say “no”. With 2 children, a house to run, developing my own business and additional freelance work it sounds like pretty much like most mums workload? Right?

So, why does it feel at times as if the wheels are falling off?

I still manage to deliver though, no matter how long the list, even if it kills me!

I live by Time Management and think it is an essential accessory for any working mums. We always manage to dig it out when up against it!

Today I have been working in London. I meticulously plan for the next day, get up earlier than needed, see to children, of course perfect myself and leg it for the tube. Whilst in transit, I use my blackberry all the way until I arrive at work. There isn’t a spare moment. The same applies on the journey home and then the mummy/domestic duties begin!

I have literally  just sat down at 10pm after making tea for kids, read with oldest child, bath and bed and just to finish myself off I have been for a run to straighten my mind.

Does this sound familiar?!

Posted in Supermum | Tags: Expectations, Flexible, Time management, Women, Working, Workload