by Shavaun

I’m writing this from a public Laundromat; clothes currently in the wash cycle. Wishing they’d wash a little faster because at this rate, I’m running late for all my plans this evening. At the same time, I’m grateful for this moment to just sit and write. It’s a moment of silence in what has been a fast paced, non-stop schedule since expanding my freelance, creative consultancy; on top of my full time job; on top of my fitness and personal training endeavors.

I’m excited about all I’m working toward, but also still learning how to juggle it all. I’m passionate about all my projects and have had to prioritize of course. But then there’s these important things called eating, sleeping, and hygiene that I’m trying hard not to sacrifice.

For the mothers, entrepreneurs, teachers, and superwomen in us all, we all have one thing in common:

Day-to-day we’re all working with the same 24-hour timeline.

Time management is key in maximizing your day, and it’s an art form that I’m working toward mastering. I’m not here to tell you how to do it all, but I hope to inspire you in believing that you can.

Here are some tips:

Define your goals.
Long term
What are you working toward? The activities you make time for should compliment your goals. If they don’t, then it’s not an ideal use of your time.

Short term
Write a daily ‘to do’ list. Be reasonable and don’t cram everything into one day. Achieving the smallest of tasks will help you feel accomplished and motivate you to complete more the next day.

Take Care of You First
You are the star of your show and the show will not go on if you’re not well, mentally or physically. Be sure to make time to tend to your health and wellness. Don’t underestimate the importance of a healthy mind and body.

Make Small Changes
If there’s something you’ve been meaning to do, but have been unable to find time for it, make small changes to your schedule; it could be a few minutes to start. Spend a little bit each day doing what you’ve been neglecting, and work toward adding just one minute each day toward that activity. Utilize the timer in your phone and set reminders if you have to.

And remember—


Kudos to any and everyone giving 100% effort for themselves, their families, and their futures!