Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What Successful People Do On The Weekend

There is an article on Business Insider by Carolyn Cutrone which talks about time management expert Laura Vanderkam's new book "What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend".

The article provides tips given in the book that are absolutely pertinent to any working mom, so I want to share them over the next few days.

So, today's Get It Done Tip is about controlling your weekends by "making conscious choices".

Laura writes in her book:

"It's so easy to plop down on the couch on a Friday night or Saturday morning and watch TV, but falling into these routines will suck away the few free hours you have. Instead of doing something by default, choose to decide how your time is spent." 

Vanderkam writes, "In a world of constant connectivity, even loafing time must be consciously chosen, because time will be filled with something whether it’s consciously chosen or not — and not choosing means that the something that fills our hours will be less fulfilling than the something our remembering selves will likely wish we’d elected to do."

I agree completely - don't waste time scrubbing the floors or watching TV - block time on the calendar to do something with your family (or yourself!) and make a memory! 

Tonight I have epicurious' recipe for Old-Fashioned Meatloaf ready to go.  I had a special request for meatloaf (weird people, I know!) so made it Sunday and took it out of the freezer today.  We'll serve it with some baked potatoes and mixed vegetables. Will report back how it is!

By the way, I took out one of those super easy banana breads I froze the other week. It was gone in 8 hours - the kids couldn't get enough of it!  I tried a little piece and think they like it since the banana flavor was really pronounced since the bananas were very overripe.  It was the easiest banana bread recipe  I have ever made in my life.

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