Many times we feel as though there just isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish everything that needs to be done! I know as a first time mom, I DEFINETLY can attest to that feeling! I was starting to feel very overwhelemed with the amount of stuff that just kept pilling up! It was as though I would finish one thing, just to turn around and see that in hind sight, it was still a hot mess!
Here are a few tips that I have implemented in my schedule to ensure that I didn’t lose my mind and that I could take back control of some of my time!
First, here is an amazing oil blend that helps keep you on task and focused. Introducing: InTune.
InTune is a proprietary blend of essential oils carefully selected for their ability to enhance and sustain a sense of focus. No matter your age, staying focused on the task at hand is sometimes difficult. This is especially critical during the formative years when learning and growing create habits and a foundation for life. The carefully selected essential oils in doTERRA InTune Focus Blend work together, supporting efforts of those who have difficulty paying attention and staying on task. Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Lime promote a sense of clarity, while the benefits of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, and Roman Chamomile are calming and soothing. The pleasing aroma of InTune Focus Blend makes this essential oil blend an easy and delightful one to use.
I love rolling InTune on my temples and on my pulse points during my “Time Blocks”… Time Blocks??? What’s that??? Glad you asked. As I mentioned, being a new mommy has been rough. Not only is it a full time job that can, let’s be real, at times suck the life outta ya, but it can be very stressful. On top of learning how to be a mommy, I am also responsible for maintaining my wife duties, cleaning the house, running my own doTERRA business, making sure that I do my end of keeping this website alive, and ensuring that the two rooms we rent out via AirBnB is running smoothly. Time blocking has definitly saved me from running off the deep end! Now, what EXACTLY is it?
In a nutshell, instead of letting the clock run your life, you schedule blocks of time to focus on ONE thing at a time. It is so hard in today’s media induced world to focus on ONE THING at a time, but it is still VERY possible!
In order to start you will simply block off 20-30mins (STOP after 30 mins!) of your Monday morning to PLAN the rest of the week. Consider which one task—once completed—would make all your other work easier (or even unnecessary)? Put this task front-and-center in the first four hours of each work day. If you are a mommy, you don’t have 4 hours! So, do this when your babies are napping, if they don’t nap at the same time, and are at an age where they can entertain themselves for 30 mins at a time outside, or playing with another sibling, do it then. Be flexible and real! Don’t stress that you can’t do it within a consecutive 4 hours.
What if you’re not a morning person? Schedule your most important task for your best-feeling time of day! The key is productivity, don’t try to force yourself to focus in on something when your brain isn’t fully awake! Each day ask youreslef, “What will I be proud of having done when I go to bed today?” Block time early enough in your day for these tasks and try YOUR BEST to accomplish them, if you don’t get them all done, it’s OKAY, no regrets!
For more information check out the rest of this weeks post as I will be giving more tips!
To get InTune visit my doTERRA page.