Case of the Mondays

Here it comes sneaking in sheepishly as the wonderful weekend flies by.  My good ol’ friend, Monday.

What is it to me?  I stay at home.  Some days, I’m home all day.  I don’t consider taking care of the kids as a job; sure enough, it takes up most of my time.  I also can’t function very well unless my house is relatively neat.  This is one of my setbacks in time management as it seems the kitchen sink takes precedence over work.  Work shmork.  Yeah I work too.

Besides the kids and the house, what about work?  I admit.  It’s difficult to make work a priority if it IS NOT the priority.  When I’m looking at a Monday thinking I need to wake up at 6 am to get some work done before the kids get up, I do.  But that work time gets cut down dramatically to basically an hour or two.  No.  There is no getting a straight 8-hour work day.  I used to work a 12-hour shift job and even in 12 hours, I can say I was probably really efficient and productive for only 6.  Half the time!

POINT is…it isn’t in the amount of hours worked, it’s in the productivity.  How much work can I really get done in 8 hours?  How about in 4?

Time management is a friend.  But sometimes I feel like I’m spending more time thinking of how I can manage my time better rather than actually doing it.  What suffers?  My budding business.

So here’s to a resolution in the midst of October: establish productive work time.  What does hard work really entail?  The amount of time?  Physical work?  Headaches from over-thinking?  Or just plain productivity?  Will we be happier as people if our established work time were cut down daily to 4 hours?  What would we do with our days?  Looking to read Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek for some insight.  Starting a business for me is like walking in the dark.  You really can’t rush around when you can’t see where you’re going.  However, given enough time, the eyes will acclimate to darkness and pretty soon, you’ll know your way with no problem.

Now about Mondays………………

hope yours is nicely productive!  What are you doing today?


Author: Jennifer Longinos

I'm a freelance writer and a homeschooling mom of two awesome toddlers. If we aren't out on an adventure, we spend most of our days tickling each other on the bedroom floor, making things explode in the kitchen, jumping on piles of laundry before and after washing, or just doing random little things that make life absolutely worth it.

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