OMG, this time of year has me channeling my inner Kelly Ripa. Between holiday prep and socializing, end-of-year stuff, work and family obligations, I’m wondering if/how I can “be even more amazing.”
I feel stretched to keep all the balls in the air and I figure you do too, so I went looking for advice on time management, work/life balance, and basic survival.
The following post appeared on About.com’s Working Moms section, although the tips are relevant for anyone.
These lessons remind me of a quote from Timothy Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek: “Busy is a lack of priorities.” Translation: Reclaim control of your To Do list. You decide what gets your attention. Give yourself permission to say “I’ll get to that right after I throw a birthday party for the dog… or never.” This is usually the conclusion I reach after a couple days of trying to be Kelly Ripa. Those Electrolux commercials make me crazy.