Moms Minute Mastery  

Moms Minute Mastery is a podcast dedicated to helping busy moms find balance, manage their time, and reclaim moments for themselves.

It is no news that moms are one of the busiest people in the universe. It is also fair that these superheroes, without capes, deserve some precious time for themselves.

Are you a mom? I am a mom too! I am familiar with the chaos that is part of motherhood. You wake up One day to welcome your beautiful bundle of joy to this world. You are overwhelmed with different emotions! Nothing could prepare you for the task ahead.

You know it will not be an easy ride, but you are committed to making this work! However, you also deserve some downtime!

In this first episode of Moms Minute Mastery, I want to hand you the tools to get you started! Yes, I want you to start watching those minutes. Collect them, and put your foot up later to use the time you have collected.

pennies and pounds.

In secondary school, we used many English idiomatic expressions. When writing, either assignments or exams, we included these expressions. Some of these expressions did not make sense then, as English is not my first language.

One expression I struggled with was, "If you take care of the pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves." For years, the expression did not make sense. Until years later, when someone used it to explain the importance of not wasting money. We may spend time working to make money, but if we ignore how we spend the little cents, or the pennies, our dollar or pound will not serve us well!

Managing time is pretty much the same. If you let the minutes slip by, you won't have the extra time to spend later as you have used up everything. So, collect the minutes during your day! My job is to show you how and encourage you to keep going.

In this first episode, we look at how to use a visual board track time. So, from the moment you wake up, you use time with intention A picture tells a thousand words. A visual board helps you put things in perspective.

Moms Minute Mastery : How Can You Achieve This?

If you often feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, or you’re constantly juggling tasks without any sense of accomplishment, a Time Audit might be just what you need. In this episode, we’ll explore what a Time Audit is, how to conduct one, and how it can transform your daily routine. So, you start keeping an eye for the minutes to get the hour.  Let’s get started!

What is a Time Audit?

Think of it like a financial audit but for your time. Just like tracking expenses helps you manage your budget, tracking your time helps you manage your schedule. The goal is to gain a clear picture of how you’re currently using your time and to find opportunities to optimize it.

What are the benefits of creating visuals board?  

  • You see things as they progres
  • It proves efficiency
  • It improves productivity 
  • it helps you focus on important tasks
  • It reduces waste of time
  • You have control on how you work tweaking things to suit changing circumstances.

How to Conduct a Time Audit?

Conducting a Time Audit is straightforward, but it does require some diligence. Please follow these five simple steps:

  • Choose Your Tracking Method: You can use a physical notebook, or a time-tracking app of your choice. Manual entering is cool.  Choose the method that feels most comfortable for you.
  • Set a Tracking Period: Track your time for at least a full week to capture a complete picture of your daily and weekly routines. Although I recommend two weeks to give you a clearer picture.
  • Record Everything: Write down every activity you do from the moment you wake up until you go to bed. Be specific and include everything, even the small tasks, recording every hour or half-hour.. For example, 6:30 AM - Woke up and checked phone, 7:00 AM - Made breakfast, 8:00 AM - Dropped kids at school.
  • Categorize Activities: Some activities are related. Please put them together. You may have headings such as “Household chores,” “Work,” “Kids’ activities,” “Self-care,” and “Leisure.”
  •  Analyze Your Data: Enter your data into a spreedsheet and create either a pie chart or a bar chart. At the Review your log/chart. Look for patterns, time-wasters, and areas where you can make changes. Identify activities that take longer than expected and tasks that could be delegated or streamlined.

Obtacles to Making Changes

It is important to note that a vision board like this may make some feel nervous or anxious. It is like telling them they are not meeting up. Also, it create fear of changing from what they are comfortable with.

If you ever feel that way, know it is normal for some. We all love faimiliar surroundings. However, look at this way, you have the remote. You can change things to what you want. Identify what scares you and talk to someone about it. Remember, the charts are not meant to judge you but elevate you to create more time for You!

If you need more information on how to cope with change please read this article here.

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