What You Want and What You’re Doing

As ADD Moms, we often feel overwhelmed by all that we have to do and keep track of. We never seem to have enough hours in the day to get everything done.

Now you know that we’re time wasters. Facebook, email, television, talking on the phone – all time wasters for the most part. We get caught up in them because they are more interesting than the things we need to do, like mop the floors and make that dentist appointment.

I ran across an interesting article today on a blog called Asian Efficiency.

The article was about Simple Task Management and there was one thing in particular that I want to share with you.

It is an exercise that the author suggests you do about every 6 months.

You take a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. On the left you write down the 5 things that are most important to you in whatever order you think of them.

On the right side write down the 5 things that you spend most of your time doing.

Now take a good look at the two lists.

Here’s mine.

Important to me:
Family
Health
Finances
Career
Home

Time spent:
Cooking
Cleaning
Online
Writing blogs
Wasting time

If you look at my two lists, you can see that I am not focusing on what is important to me. You might say that cooking and cleaning are for my family, but they deserve more than that. And apparently I’m not doing anything for my health.

Once you see the disconnects between what you value and how you spend your time, it’s up to you to make some changes.

Start slowly and keep at it. You can do it.

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