This post was written as part of my sponsored partnership with the Stiletto Media Blogger Network and I’m so excited to share some of my my own time management tips with you today! Living in the busy city and having multiple jobs in addition to being a mom to a growing 9 year old can call for a challenging life schedule. Some people are baffled by the many things I do on a daily basis. Just yesterday, my friend called me “supermom” as I walked towards her on Madison Avenue, sleeping bag in each hand (I had to make a quick stop at a local sporting goods store to make some last minute shopping for our camping trip this weekend) to meet her for a quick cup of coffee.
I manage because I’ve learned that there is no balance to being a working mom unless you have great time management tricks!
Making small changes in my daily routine makes time for things in my life that really matter like, road trips, coffee breaks and movie nights with my family.
Here are a few things I do to save time for the fun stuff:
- Wake up 1 hour ahead of schedule to view/send emails. (This saves so much of my time and my sanity.)
- Draft blogs on my commute to and from work. (If you blog, you know how long it takes to draft, edit, and post a blog. This saves me hours at home.)
- Create an Editorial Calendar for upcoming deadlines. (I forget everything if it weren’t written down somewhere.)
- Laundry must be done in the middle of the week. (I believe weekends are meant to be spent around the barbecue, not the washing machine.)
- Automatic bill pay set up on accounts. (See #3 re: my memory.)
Small changes can make a huge difference in our lives. We only have 24 hours in a day, let’s use them wisely. Speaking of using time wisely, Toyota partnered with Food Bank For New York City to bring food to areas that were impacted by Superstorm Sandy. They took time saving steps and made a very important process work seamlessly and feeding hungry families in an incredible amount of time. The program, Meals Per Hour, put together a team from the Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) to share Toyota know-how on how to do more with less.
Watch Supermarché documentary to see what changes Toyota made and why these changes matter. Between June 20th and July 19th, Toyota will donate one meal to The Food Bank For New York City for each video view! That’s amazing right? I got teary eyed but felt so much joy watching what they did.
What are you waiting for? Watch it now and please share away!
Follow @Toyota on Twitter.
Follow the #MealsPerHour hashtag for news.
Follow Supermarché Filmmakers @henryandrel
Follow Food Bank For New York City @foodbank4nyc too!
What changes have you made to make your life better?
Disclosure: This post was written as part of my sponsored partnership with the Stiletto Media Blogger Network. All opinions are my own.