Resources: Right On Time
The Overwhelmed Woman
Are you running your life, or is life running you? In It's About Time, 1 in 3 women surveyed said they felt overwhelmed with their lives. Ladies in this first group typically answer to the label of either Super Woman or Single Mom. Here are some of their cries for help:
“I have entirely too much stress because I don’t seem to have enough time and money to be putting in the right places.”
“[I am] not disciplined enough to stay on task; too many uncontrollable things demand my time...mainly my 9 children!”
“[I have] too much on my plate at once.”
“I feel out of control most of the time.”
Watch how she found balance in her life again, courtesy CBN:
The Pressured WomanWorking moms, this might be you. In our It’s About Time survey, this includes stay-at-home moms, who may also home-school their kids, and are working harder than anyone can imagine. Students, career women, you can certainly relate to feeling pressured too. This third group tends to be largely married with children, and feels weighed down by external forces:
- “People have no idea all I’m supposed to do.”
- “Everyone assumes I can do it, since I’ve done it before.”
- “My friends call me, day or night, even though they know I’m working.”
- “If I don’t do everything my kids ask of me, I think they won’t feel loved or cared for.”
- “I stay at home with my daughter, who is eight months old, and she is very hands-on at this stage in her life...my entire day is [spent] just taking care of her. The upper staff keeps me from my game plan.”
Learn how to find balance and joy again in this video courtesy CBN.
The ProcrastinatorThirty-one percent of the women we interviewed said they had this tendency. Let’s think about it later! Our well-intentioned Procrastinator makes big plans, has big ideas, and makes a big list of things to do. But something happens along the way:
- “I procrastinate. I know something needs to be done at work (I’m self-employed) or around the house, but will find an excuse to have a friend visit, play with my pets or grandson, rather than tackling it.”
- “I hate school, but know it is important if I hope to advance in a career. In effect, procrastinating, homework, and working odd shifts prevent me from managing my time better.”
- “I hate to grocery shop, always putting it off until there is nothing in the house to eat.”
- “I am lazy or [there are] just too many things going on at the same time.”
This video is provided courtesy CBN.
Living the Balanced LifeThe Balanced Woman gives us hope. According to our It’s About Time survey, the women who feel as though their lives are most in balance generally don’t let external factors derail their schedule. They also feel they can control their own actions with respect to time management. They’re generally happy with how they spend their time. Not surprisingly, this group tends to be the oldest, and they’re the least likely to have children in the house. Probably due to their age and experience, this group also feels the most satisfied with life:
- “I prioritize what needs to be done and then prioritize what I want to do.”
- “I simply make a plan in the morning and follow the plan.”
- “I manage my time well.”
- “I don’t make an unrealistic schedule, because I know things in my house don’t run smoothly. I basically just go with the flow of things.”
- “I make a list of all the things that need to be done for the day and the time it will take to get them done. As each item is accomplished, it is crossed off the list.”
Learn more from this inspiring doctor, courtesy CBN.
It's About Time
In this book, Carolyn brings workable solutions to help women discover and apply the right strategies for time management in their lives, freeing them to invest themselves in what really matters.