Last week I was paging through a woman’s magazine. Included in one of the sections were these tips for adding over an hour to your day. We could all use some extra time, right?
- “Dozing Off: Most people hit the snooze button three times. Plug in your alarm clock across the room. Time saved: 21 minutes”
Snooze button? The toddler screaming “Mommy!” at 5:00 am doesn’t have a snooze button.
Alternative: Get up at 4:39 am for those extra 21 minutes. (like I would really do that…NOT)
- “Rooting Through Cosmetics: Group morning and evening makeup in separate clear bags. Time saved: 10 minutes”
Evening makeup? You mean I’m supposed to wear a different shade of lipstick when I fall into bed exhausted at 9:00 pm?
Alternative: Don’t wear makeup. The deli lady will still give your kids a free piece of cheese. Plus, you won’t have to wash your face before you fall exhausted into bed.
- “Getting Caught in the Web: Minutes can turn into hours when you’re Googling. Set a timer, and when it goes off, that’s it. Time saved: 40 minutes”
My timer is automatically set to 25 minutes: Sid the Science Kid. As soon as it’s over, Mommy is demanded. Please, PBS, couldn’t you add an extra 30 minutes to Sid? I’ve got
bloggingwork to get done!
Alternative: Let your kids get hooked on Sesame Street. It’s a whole hour long!
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