Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Time Management Tips For Busy Parents

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Successful time management is a skill that can transform your life as a parent. However, building a strategy that actually allows you to spend more time with the people you love isn’t easy.

Thankfully, we’ve got a selection of top tips that will help you achieve the desired results. Here’s all you need to know.

1| Combine chores with family time

The right mentality can have a telling influence on your daily habits and general happiness. Cooking with the kids, for example, is a great way to show how essential tasks can become a source of fun. A little creativity goes a long way.

Aside from spending more time with your loved ones, it’s a concept that will aid your relationship with household chores. And this reduced stress should indirectly influence your approach to other tasks, including your work.

2| Use automation

Modern tech has come a long way in recent years. Modern computers are capable of completing many tasks far quicker than humans ever could. Calculating your expenses, automating payments, and completing cleaning tasks are just some examples.

In addition to washing machines and dishwashers, you can now find robotic vacuums and more. When supported by tools like instant booking taps, you’ll find that little time savings throughout the week soon add up.

3| Get outside help

Automated tech isn’t the only extra support that can be gained. A grocery delivery service, for example, saves you the hassle of heading to the store. Moreover, once your favorites have been saved, repeat orders can take just seconds.

It saves time and stress on a regular basis. Additional forms of external support include having a landscape gardener visit your property. When you spend less time on time-consuming tasks, your time can be invested elsewhere.

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4| Reduce social media time

If you repeat the same results as before, you will see the same outcomes. Therefore, implementing some changes will be a necessity for most people. Spending less time on social media is one of the easiest to embrace. Make sure you do it right away.

There’s no need to stop using social media altogether. However, if you are one of the millions who spend at least two hours of each day on their favorite apps, you must stop. Aside from saving time, it’ll protect your mental wellness.

5| Focus on routine

Effective time management is largely about establishing a sense of control. As a parent, you often wish you had versatility. In reality, routines are the greatest asset at your disposal as they encourage you to run things smoothly.

There are plenty of tools to help you build family routines. From apps to worksheets, scheduling can play a telling role. Meanwhile, age-appropriate chores and rewards charts are hugely beneficial. Embrace them ASAP and you’ll never look back.

6| Set stricter timeframes

Parkinson’s law says that you will use the full allocated time to complete a task. So, if you allow yourself two hours for housework, it’ll take two hours to finish the job at hand. Try to be stricter, and it will motivate you to be more efficient.

In turn, you will have more time for leisurely tasks and activities that you want to do. Crucially, if a specific task does overrun, it won’t ruin your plans for the whole day. Frankly, it could be the biggest step towards time organization of all.


  1. You have some great tips here. I do try to avoid social media when I need to get things done.

  2. Don't we all (parents or not) benefit from improved time management?

  3. We had to start reducing tv time. If a kid doesn’t have homework I try and get them involved in making dinner.

  4. My life is kind of cray busy right now. These are tips that I need to explore/

  5. Sounds like great advice. It's so important to have a healthy family.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  6. I am sending the link to this post to my daughter. She and her husband both work from home and their son does online schooling. These tips would help them plan out their day better so that they can spend more time with their child.

  7. Time management is really important. Especially for parents. Thanks for all the tips.

  8. These are some really good tips. I think time management is really important. I always try to manage time the best I can.

  9. Such a great advice to received today. I am busy woman but managing my time to make sure that I have time to spent with my family. Thank you!

  10. Thanks for the tips, I needed these. I do try to limit social media when I want to get things done or when I'm with the kids.

  11. I love the idea of managing time better to find more time for what is truly important. Family chore time is a great way to do that!

  12. Such great advice! Parents will find these tips super helpful ❤️ Thanks for sharing!

    Everything Enchanting 🙂

  13. These are great tips, especially with busy with kids, spending time with family and doing daily chores is important.

  14. I would love a robotic vacuum to help save time. My biggest time suck each week is cleaning 1800 sq ft of hardwood flooring and I freakin' hate it!

  15. I am definitely short on time with everything going on. These are great tips for making the most of my time.

  16. These tips are very helpful specially to me as a parent. Great article!


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