We face it everyday, well at least every weekday. The dreaded morning rush to get ready for work. Patricia Strasser posted a useful article at http://www.submitarticlesseo.com/2010/04/14/6-ways-to-beat-the-time-and-avoid-the-morning-rush.
The most useful tip was applying time management to the morning routine, not only for yourself, but your kids. As with most things in life, a little preparation will go a long way towards reaching your goal.
Here is what Patricia has found helpful, along with a few comments.
1. Time Management
You know you have a limited amount of time in the morning. Devise strategies to optimize the time you have.
2. Change A Habit
This could a habit of yours or your child’s. If its a child’s, help them to understand the benefits of the change.
3. Go To Sleep Early
A rested person is usually a happier person. This is true for kids and adults. Be sure everyone is getting enough sleep. If you do the rest of these things, you may even be able to sleep a little longer.
4. Plan A Weeks Worth of Meals
I was amazed how much time I spent just thinking about this one thing. Make this a family event or assign the task to a different child each week. It can be a lot more fun than you think.
5. Prepare As Much As You Can The Night Before
Iron clothes, make lunches, lay out clothes. All small things that make a huge difference in the time you have available in the morning.
6. Plan Out The Clothes You Will Were For The Week
This will help you put your mind at ease and remove a lot of stress and drama in the morning if you have kids.
Time management is usually only associated with your work. However, it can easily be applied to all areas of your life. Break different sections of your day down and see how you can apply time management techniques to make it less stressful and more enjoyable. Let me know how it works.