If you’ve followed me for a while, you have probably figured out a few things about me:
- I love books.
- I love time management books.
- I love giving away books.
In today’s post, I’m combining all three of these things!
First off, I want to say that the reason I love time management books is because I consistently need help with time management. There are days/weeks/seasons where I feel I do well with managing my time and there are days/weeks/seasons when I don’t.
As busy women, wives and moms, our time is spent on so many things. Whenever I survey my readers about their biggest struggle, time management is the most common response. We often feel like we never have enough time because our time is often determined by what’s happening in our schedule or our family’s activities, not necessarily our desires, purposes or priorities.
Or another area we struggle with is knowing where to focus. There is so much to do that I often don’t know where to start and end up wasting time because I’m paralyzed by what the best use of my time is.
I love Morgan’s practical tips and personal stories. She is relatable and real. She not only gives a strategic system to help us be intentional with our time, but she reminds of why: because time is a gift from God.
Morgan’s system for time management includes so many important things, like:
- Identifying our purposes and priorities.
- Doing a time audit to see where we’re spending our time. You can even download a free printable weekly schedule to help you do that.
- Identifying and scheduling your time zones: This is my favorite part!
- Green: Focus Time
- Yellow: Flex Time
- Red: Fill Time
- We need all the time zones in our schedule to be effective, but often, I find that I’m living in the Yellow Time Zone of flex or multi-tasking time. I don’t spend enough time in Green Time, focusing without distractions. And I often put the Red Time Zone of fill time, or refueling time, on the back burner.
- Identifying our design and unique strengths and analyzing how they relate to our time management.
- Calendar Ideas
- Goal Setting
Morgan helps readers identify our purposes and priorities and reminds us to schedule our time accordingly. I underlined so much of the book. I’ll leave you one quote I particularly want to remember:
“Time is always with you, walking alongside you on your journey and very much a part of your every experience. Whether in mundane moments, the cherished memories, the obligatory daily duties, or the unwelcome trials—your time is a responsibility, a privilege, and a gift.”Take Back Your Time, Pages 15-16
Such a great reminder! This is a book I’ll refer to and recommend over and over again. To connect with Morgan, go to her website morganizewithme.com.
Want to win a copy? Revell, the publisher of Take Back Your Time generously provided me with a copy of the book to review and a copy to give away.
To enter, simply comment below with your answer to this question:
What is your biggest time management struggle?
Everyone who answers by Thursday November 7th will be entered in the drawing. Winner to be announced next Friday. Good luck!
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