From Karyn Beach, a life coach and author of a program she’s releasing next month called “Get It Together Girl: A 28-Day Guide to Practical, Not Perfect, Organization” ...
Identify your non-negotiables to protect your time. For example, Friday night is family night. Set strong boundaries around those non-negotiables.
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I found this tidbit in a post at Divine Caroline. I can't think of a much more appropriate time to be thinking about setting boundaries than at the onset of a new school year. If you don't have kids in school, there are still plenty of great reasons to set boundaries. You marriage will be stronger and you are creating habits that will carry you into the world of school-aged children someday.
My happiest times are always when I have a handle on my schedule. My most miserable moments (and typically the times when I feel like I'm being the worst mom) are when I over-schedule myself and neglect to make time for my family and for myself. And believe me, setting a standard of boundaries and time commitments is going to save you time!
I'm sure I've posted this somewhere before, but a good friend of mine once said that saying "no" to one thing allows me to say a "better yes" to something else. Saying "no" to something else gives me "better" time with the time I have. Life feels less rushed, less crunched, and less bunched! As with many of the time saving tips I like to share, this one saves time and sanity. Do I hear an "Amen, sista"??