Friday, October 21, 2016

Make the Most of Each Moment


Time management has been a continual theme of my thoughts, prayers, and study over the past few years.
Each moment is so fleeting and every now and then the time I have wasted comes crashing down on me, carrying with it a wave of regret and desire to NEVER waste a moment,
especially as our children are growing up.

The trouble with motherhood is that there are so many tasks that rank fairly equally in importance.
And often the less important tasks are the more urgent ones, so more important ones get delayed.
It's been a constant struggle for me to figure out how to manage my time wisely as a mother.

I've improved a lot over the years, although I still have a long way to go.
Here are a few quotes I've found very motivating!

-"We give our lives to that which we give our time." -William R. Bradford

-"Time is a stewardship and my goal is simply not to waste any." -Dallin H. Oaks

-"With an uncluttered life, you will not be so busy doing Terrestrial things that you do not have time to do those things which are Celestial." -William R. Bradford

-"Satan has a powerful tool to use against good people. It is distraction. He would have good people fill life with "good things" so there is no room for the essential ones." -Richard G. Scott

-"We must learn to prioritize our choices to match our goals." -Ian S. Ardern

-"Distractions rob you of time that could have been invested in doing good." -Randall Ridd

"We are all indebted to God for the ability to use time to advantage, and He will require of us a strict account of its disposition." -Brigham Young (I think this one motivates me the most!!)

How do you fellow mothers out there manage your time and decide what to do when?


  1. I love this!!! I have spent so much of my time lately being "distracted" by "terrestrial" things and have tried the past few weeks to really change that! These quotes are perfect. I will have to print one out and put it on my fridge. Thanks for sharing!
    What has started to work for us is having a meeting every Sunday night (budget, goals, week planning and companionship inventory ;)). During this time I schedule everything between the two of us for the week and write it in my planner... down to exercise, meals, days to clean specific things in the house etc. The biggest difference? My goal to spend only 30 min. a day on social media... I am not perfect everyday, but the days I keep my goal are GREAT days. Because I get more done, I spend more time with my kids, and I spend less time envying others :). Much easier said than done... but having those meetings each Sunday helps a lot because I have someone to be accountable to.
    I am sure you are already fabulous at this though... In my head you're a perfect mother. truly. :)

    1. That's a great system! Social media is so tricky. It can definitely be consuming and sometimes so exasperating! But every time I'm about to just abandon it altogether I remember all of the good it enables us to do as well. I think you're right--the key is balance! Thanks for sharing!


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