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    What happened to "stop and smell the roses" - I got tired just reading this article! I don't want to multi-task with my school age kids if I can help it - we really only see each other for 3-4 hours a day (morning = getting ready for school, afternoon/evening = homework, dinner, playtime). I multi-task outside of those times... our kids need our attention when they are with us - what are they learning from us while we are so busy with "details" instead of people?
  • No time to stand and stare? Much good advice here, but I am not a machine, from which as much work as possible must be extracted before it wears out. I am a Poet, a Mother, a wife and a friend, I like having time for others. I like those little moment to drift of and daydream - that's where my poetry comes from.

    What is this life, if - full of care
    We have no time to stand and stare.
  • Additionally, I wish that when I was raising my children, I DID NOT MULTI-TASK! Sorry, but multitasking when interacting with others diminishes relationships. Oh why didn't I know this earlier? So this is one flaw in the article I don't find helpful.
  • Time is something we can't make more of or save as put it into the the article says, we can only manage it, otherwise, it manages us.

    The quote I like best about time is that "time management is really about attitude management."
  • I lean toward the idea that multi-tasking is a myth.. there has been alot written about the fallacy of multi tasking.
    I think we've just made modern life into a rat race where we all have to keep up with some ideal.... I am learning to just say no to many things & I now enjoy my family so much more, We;re not running at breakneck speed all week... it's great.
  • Great article - this was the eye-opening sentence for - 'time really can't be managed. You can't slow it down, speed it up, or manufacture it. It just is. Time management is about managing yourself.'
  • i like this article. Especially the inclusion of "Just say no." Sometimes the reason we even need to pack more into the day is because we are doing too much!
  • I have READ MANY good books on time management. But for me, I like a little
    hectic in my life. The busier I am, the more I get done. By the time you get to be my age,
    ultimately, you are THE ONLY ONE that knows what works for you.
    I have a rolling monthly menu plan with shopping lists for each week, week one contains all the meat, fish and other items I can freeze aswell as all the tinned goods which means I buy them online, leaving me free to do my accounts whilst waiting for the delivery man to come.
    It also means that we can look at the meal plan and know what we are eating rather than trying to decide.
    I have a shopping list pad on the wall in the kitchen and next to the calendar to jot down shopping needs when we run out of something.
  • For those who use Microsoft Outlook email, take a took at the book entitled 'Take Back Your Life' by Sally McGhee. She's a productivity expert and her methods definitely allow you to decide how to control your time.
  • I keep dry erase markers in my bathroom. It lets me jot down things on the mirror to add to a running shopping list or to-do list, and it's a daily reminder first thing when I wake up! It comes right off with a little window cleaner.
  • In today's society multitasking is a must! Great article.
  • One of my biggest time savers is using a typed grocery list(I emailed it to myself and print it out once a week or whenever I'm getting ready to shop). I cross off the items we don't need, jot down new items that are needed, and paper clip my coupons to it.
  • Great advise and we all should plan ahead each day before the next leaving time for ourselves. To make sure we do have time to do our workout, eat right, and even pamper ourselves for even 10 min. if that is all the time is left. But we must take time to plan in the day for everything or we will be rushed and then it puts on stress. I know I have learned from this. Actually I am still learning from it... LOL

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