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How to Optimize your 24 Hours

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

I’m sure you have heard that, everyone has 24 hours in a day. It is what is done in those 24 hours that makes a difference. My oldest daughter just turned 4. I can’t believe how time flies. A lot has happened in 4 years, I’ve lost loved ones, started businesses, ended businesses, had another baby, returned to work twice after kids, learnt things the hard way, learnt things about myself, like how stress and anxiety can present itself, oh and that global pandemic, and so much more.

Our lives are a sum of all of our decisions. When I look back on those 4 years, there are things that I have learnt that have and will change my life going forward. When I lost the loved one in my life, I realized even more so, how valuable time is. All are all given the exact same time in a day, but we don't know how many days we get, so we need to take advantage of ever single moment.

Ask yourself these questions on what you can do differently in your 24 hours:

  • Think of someone you look up to, like a mentor, what do they do in their 24 hours that sets them apart from others?

  • What can you do in your 24 that will start setting you apart from others?

  • Is it adding something?

  • Is it subtracting something? Or both?

  • Is it adding something valuable like taking a course or is it removing something harmful, like a toxic relationship?

This can be as simple and easy to do like removing something that isn't valuable to your goals and dreams and adding something so you can accomplish your goals and dreams. For many of us busy moms, we don't have enough time in the day too add much more on our plates so you need to Subtract to Add. For example, you can subtract something not valuable in your 24 hours, like watching 1 less episode of a show so you can add something like 45 more mins of quality time with the kids, sleep, meditation, exercise, etc.

If you aren't happy where you are at now or know you can do better to have a balanced life, look at your 24 hours and see what you can subtract to add. Remember we all have 24 hours in a day, its what we do with those 24 hours that makes the difference.

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