With only 24 hours in a day, things seem to really pile up. There never seems to be enough time to do everything that needs done. Trying to take care of the house, cook meals, spend time with your children and husband and have some me time, can all seem very overwhelming. But there is power in an hour. Just assigning one hour to a task can take the pressure off. Not to mention by assign an hour to something you might just be able to find the time you need for you.
Assign an hour to cleaning house. That means that you need to set a timer for one hour and then get to work. To start set one hour to do straightening up work. This way you only spend an hour making your house look presentable. Once that timer goes off stop what you are doing and leave the rest till tomorrow. When you will assign another hour only to it.
Now assign on hour to one room in your house for deep cleaning. That means wiping down walls, cleaning baseboards and some deep dusting and organizing. Remember you are to only spend an hour doing this. What ever you don’t get done in an hour save till tomorrow. If you got everything done in that hour great. Tomorrow that room will only need straightening. For this take only one room a day to devote the full hour to. Before you know it there will be less and less of this to do in the days to come.
There you have only spent two hours on your house and the house probably look great now. By breaking it done to an hour you will save yourself from feeling over whelmed when cleaning.
When it comes to spending time with your kids devote an hour a day to it. Take one hour and spend time reading books, playing games or just watching a fun little show you all enjoy. When the hour is up move onto something else. An hour devoted to just them will help your kids feel great about the time you are spending with them without overwhelming you.
For you and hubby to get some quality time together take that one-hour for the two of you. Spend it doing things that the both of you enjoy. This does not have to be anything elaborate just simple quality time together for an hour each day. Even a simple stroll around the neighborhood can do a lot to keep the bond between you alive. So don’t forget to pencil your husband in for an hour a day.
Now about the “me time” I mentioned. Once again just one hour each day can really make a difference. Do something that you enjoy doing. Set a timer and do it for only one hour. Make sure you family knows that you are not to be bothered during that one hour. You can read a lot in an hour. Doing a full facial won’t take your more than an hour to do. So anything that you enjoy doing will work just fine. Been meaning to start exercising but can seem to find the time? Well this can be worked into your one hour “me time”.
As you can see you have only used five hours of the day and you have gotten so much done. You have managed to work in straightening the house along with some deep cleaning. Also you have managed time with the kids, couple time with your spouse and still got to take some me time. It truly is amazing the power of an hour.