Managing the household is something that keeps girls, these days, away from the thought of getting married. It’s not that only marriage brings responsibilities for a girl, even an unmarried and unemployed woman can face the same at home. These are so heavy to carry that women stop caring about themselves, their needs, wants and wishes.
Everything can’t be fulfilled by your spouse or others in the house. Satisfaction for the soul is found never if expected from someone else.
You had aims that are now lost somewhere because of your family life. Not blaming it, but it’s one of the reasons that you need to know how to manage time along with all the other things going on in life. You have to live with it, so there must be a way to give those aims and your talents one more chance.
I know, you have to take care of your family and behold all the responsibilities. There are people and there are situations in your life that I’m not aware of.
All the women who are your close friends are also trapped in the world of responsibilities. Even they tell you the same thing that you’re feeling now. It is the plight of all the women like you, who are not able to get out of all that even for some time to give some time to themselves. How to manage time is the major issue for them when they want to do something for themselves using their skills and talents.
You have a talent that you always dreamt of practicing and making money out of it. It means business. Whatever you know you can do, can give you a business. You just have to identify and catch hold of it.
Due to this trap (sorry for calling it so), you’re not left with enough time and energy at the end of the day, that you can do something for yourself. If I’m right, raise your hand, please. I won’t say that it’s an excuse, and it isn’t, by the way, it’s a genuine issue. But, a great human being said once, every problem has a solution. So, let’s think about it very calmly. If you really want to use your talent staying in the house where people love each other and care about each other, I want to help you. I want you to see a path where everything is possible, at any age. You have a hectic day always and so you have to learn how to manage time so that your daily house chores don’t get affected and you are able to practice your skills.
Here’s how you can do it
I know it is tough – that’s what every woman goes through. Seeing our moms and grandmas doing it, we women feel it’s okay to let our wishes shut their mouths up. It’s not okay. You have a treasure of special talents, you should use it like you’ve always wanted.
Whatever I’m telling you, it is irrespective of your marital status, relationship status, the number of family members to take care of, the number of kids, location, age and daily routine.
Alert: You will have to bring about a major change in your routine.
If something is not happening, it’s because of the routine in which you’re not left with anything by the end of the day.
I won’t tell you to do physical exercises, of course, because if you wanted to be fit, you would already have started without anyone telling. And, you would have managed the time in such a way that all household plus your exercises would have found a place in your routine.
So, this is just like exercise.
1. Know the importance of that hobby or skill that you want to explore
To begin with, I’d like you to rethink about the hobby or that talent you think you want to make use of. How serious you are towards it, where would you want to take that talent ultimately, and finally what do you want to achieve with it – These are some questions you should ask yourself right now.
When you’re clear with the answers, you will know whether to go further or drop it here. If you know your smarts, you know you can do this.
2. Pick the best time to do the homework
The whole day you have a long list of tasks that have to be done by you at any cost. During the day, when you’re tired, take a 15 minutes nap – it’s a power booster. It’ll keep you going throughout the day, and night.
But, when are you going to give yourself time? Start waking up between 4 AM and 5 AM every day. See, it will be tough in the beginning because you’ll be tired through the day. Make it a point to sleep at 11 PM maximum. Once you’ll start taking small naps all through the day and sleeping early at 11 PM, you can easily wake up at 4 AM. Now, this early morning, when everyone around is asleep, you can find an alone place to practice what you want.
This is an effective technique for anyone who wants to do something out of the routine. If someone ever asks you how to manage time, give them this tip.
3. Don’t make any timetable
Timetables actually have never worked for me and others whoever I’ve asked. People sit down with a lot of dedication and insights about what to do first and what to do next. We tend to create such a tight timetable that earthlings just cannot follow it. So, best things happen when you just let it flow.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t plan for your day. But timetable – a no-no. Before going off to sleep, decide what should be the next thing you want to achieve (very very short-term goal) and schedule it for the next morning. You can maintain a diary for the next-day-tasks. This will be enough to remain consistent with the journey you’ve started.
4. Stop watching daily serials
Daily serials are meant to pass your time when you’ve got nothing to do. But, now you’re on a mission to have your own dream come true. Remember – any time you get during the day when you’re tired, don’t sit and watch these daily soaps, go off for a little nap.
This doesn’t mean all the entertainment will vanish from your life. Watch one movie every weekend with all the others in the family. That’s enough.
5. Get active when everybody leaves the house
Now, the last point asks you to be active when everybody leaves the house, and that can be at any time of the day. This is important because the alone time is very important for you. You can think and plan for that part of the day. You can do anything with zero hesitation at that part of the day.
You can even start learning something new that must be a part of your plan – use internet for that, okay.
Conclusion: How to manage time at home and grow your talent
For some inspiration, read about the women who did it.
Rest all depends upon the activity you’re planning to do. The more you try to make space for it in your routine, the more you’ll go closer to it. There’s nothing impossible for anyone, and after all, you’re a woman of competence. You can do it. Kudos!