Itís that time of year when living a balanced life becomes an even bigger challenge. You have work, housework, family responsibilities, and you want to get out and enjoy summer.
The key is to plan your day. Allow a certain amount of time everyday for each thing that needs tending to. Use spare minutes wisely.
Here are some tips to help you manage your time so you have more time to play!
Get up a few minutes earlier if you have to so you have time to plan your day. Write down everything you want to, or need to accomplish. Plan dinner and make sure to take meat out of freezer!
Donít plan elaborate dinners. Simple dinners made with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables are perfect for summer, keep your energy levels up, and keep dishwashing down! If you are short on ideas, take a look at Cooking With a Thin Attitude. Itís full of great fast healthy dinner ideas.
Write down all errands you need to do today. Can you get one done on way to work? On your lunch hour? Can you order online? ConvenienceNet.com is full of handy resources to save you time.
While dinner is cooking, check your email, or do an online order, or pay bills online. You can accomplish a lot in little ten minutes chunks of time.
Allow up to half an hour a day for housecleaning. If you do this faithfully, your house can be really clean. No more spending your Saturday cleaning house! Youíve got better things to do. If you need to find out how to clean your home quickly and easily, check out Secret Confessions of a Clean Freak.
Buy clothes that are wash and wear. You donít want to have to spend time running to cleaners or ironing, do you? Make sure you get clothes out of dry and hung up and/or put away right way so you donít have to worry about wrinkles.
Get a wash and wear haircut. Or at least one that takes less than 10 minutes to style in morning and that will hold up all day. Use products that will cut down frizz and hold your hair in place. I have naturally curly (unruly, rebellious) hair. I use L.A. Looks frizz control gel before styling, and Pantene Flexible Hold Hairspray after to keep my hair looking good all day.