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Time Management for Family Caregivers

Jul 27, 2012

H. Jackson Brown noted, “Don’t say you don’t have enough time!  You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Micheangelo, Mother Teresa…”  Time is, by definition, rare.  There are only so many hours in a day.  What we know about time is that if you learn to waste less, you will automatically have more of it.  We also know that poor time management always leads to stress!  Furthermore, others in your life depend on your ability to manage time effectively.

How do you know if you have a time management problem?  Look at your desk… or your kitchen table.  Is it a mess?  Is it an “organized jumble”?  Do you often search of common items, like your car keys, wallet or cell phone?  How often are you late for appointments?  Are you tired most of the time?  What does the back seat of your car look like?  The cup holder?  The trunk?  Have they needed a good scrubbing for quite a while?  These are all indications that you may be able to better manage your time.  Some estimates peg wasted time each day at more than 25%.  Imagine if you could reclaim 2 or more hours each day!

Join us next time as we discuss the benefits of being a better time manager, and debunk some common myths.