May 13, 2013

How Important is Time Management?

Last Sunday, I received Mother's Day greetings from my family. I received text messages from my daughter as early as midnight and my son and hubby greeted me the following day. Hubby has been calling me a number of times, but I wasn't able to pick up the call as I was on duty at the office and I would normally keep my CP inside my locker. Nonetheless, he was able to leave messages for me.



One of his messages read, "I was thankful to the Lord that you are the mother of my children as they grew up to be intelligent, kind, and loving children."

My husband gives the credit to me for bringing up my children well. This is so because he was away from home for a long time and just having a month or 2 months vacation in a year. I am also working away from home for the last six years but I was with my children during their growing up years. He was very pleased on how he sees our children. He couldn't find anything to complain about them. They are both disciplined, God fearing, responsible and loving children, apart from the fact they are both achievers in school and constantly bringing medals at home. I guess, we couldn't ask for more. :)

I feel very happy every time I get complimented for raising my children well. My friends and relatives are really amazed at how disciplined they are, despite of the fact that me and my husband are both out of the country for work. They could very well spend a lot of time with their friends, go out of the house without asking permission and not concentrate well on their studies but all these nightmares didn't happen to them. My colleagues and staff at work would normally expressed their admiration whenever they heard that my children are sending messages to me asking for a permission to go out with friends even only for 3 hours. Yes! that's how disciplined they are. One even commented that her son never even asked permission at times even she is in the house with them. How much more if she is not around. I was a disciplinarian, that's a fact. But I always shower my kids with bountiful blessings to reward them for their good deeds and for not bringing me any problem. I guess the key to that success is effective time management.

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It is often being said that Moms are super heroes as they can perform everything with just a little time. Yes, that's what makes Moms unique. If you would only know how busy I am with all the things that I am engaged with, then probably you would ask me how I managed to do things with just a very little time. But yes, I managed my time well and I am mighty proud of it.

Working full time with a big responsibility at work, running several blogs, running a small business, dealing with our tenant, managing the household expenses and keeping in touch with my family is a big responsibility. I am not physically present but I give instructions to them on a regular basis.  I also help them with their home works and research papers in school when needed.  I write their speeches, literary pieces and give them moral support in school competitions.  I was never absent during recognition days and graduation even if it means taking the first flight and staying in the Philippines for just 6 days, just to be physically present on the important milestones in their lives.

I manage my time effectively by keeping a journal of my daily activities.  I make a fixed monthly budget and allocate enough funds for it.  I do multitasking most of the time.  Imagine living abroad alone?  I don't have someone to wash and iron my clothes, I don't have someone to cook my foods.  I shop for my own foods and grocery supplies, clean my own room, wash my dishes and cook my own foods.  Busy...busy life.  I am writing posts in my blogs while I am doing the laundry.  I set my sleeping hours.  Put an alarm so I could wake up on time and do my daily tasks as scheduled.  I boil the spaghetti noodles while I check my email.  Listen to an audio book while ironing my clothes and chat with my kids while having a snack and do my hair spa while mopping the floor.  I send instructions to my kids through emails.  Coach them by sending viber messages and stalk on their facebook accounts without them knowing it, just to see how they are each day.

Do I still have time for relaxation?  Yes I have!  I'm still able to watch my favorite "teleserye" and some of my favorite TV programs through the internet,  go for a massage, mani and pedi and do occasional shopping.  Sometimes, I couldn't notice the passing of each day.  I'm busy but I am loving the idea because I am productive and I am able to accomplish a lot of things.  Effective time management is essential and for me this is very important tool  in achieving my goals both at home and at work. :)

How about you? Do you practice time management, too?

31 comments:

  1. that's the joy of a mom, seeing their kids smart, good mannered...you are a wonderful mom, congrats for raising your kids like that
    belated happy mom's day ms krizza

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  2. i would say you did manage your time very well to have raised your children well. I do pray that I'll be a good mom to my children too

    Happy mom's day to you

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  3. Happy Mother's Day and congratulations in raising your children well. I think we can tell how well we did as parents by how our children turns out.

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  4. Time management, indeed! So hard to do...After very busy days, it is good to find a de-stressing activity like teleseryes or for me, playing Bejeweled Blitz or Candy Crush! Congratulations!!!

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  5. I got teary eyed when you said you're always present during recognition days. That one is super tough and expensive, I salute you for that.

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  6. I'm pretty bad when it comes to time management, I got stressed when everything is on deadline and I feel like I don't have enough time to finish the job. Belated happy mother's day to you, It's hard to raise children and you did a good job doing it. Cheers!:)

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  7. Speaking of time management, I badly need to learn the world of it since I will be teaching starting this June, plus blogs, plus family time, plus BF time = stress??? Hope not! :)

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  8. I do practice time management and it does help me get all the stuff that I do need done.

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  9. You are really very amazing! Good job on all that you do, no wonder your kids are growing up really well. :)

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  10. I agree that time management is necessary especially to us, parents.

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  11. Not all the time. The works I need to do sometimes overwhelmed me. I have a hard time what and when to start. But mothers are always good at multi-tasking. That I am always telling Daddy. To do the same, hehe...

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  12. Hmmm...I always try but can't help to fail sometimes. It is true that time management is really important..and proper judgement too, I guess. I think you were good on both things. You are great!

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  13. You are a super mom sis. Time management is my weakness, you know. It's still a great attitude that I have to master. Thanks for the inspiration sis!

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  14. i think majority of moms, especially the working moms are good in time management, we need to be good to accomplish all our task

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  15. Ang galing-galing! I want my child (and future children) to grow up like yours, Krizza. Parenting tips please? :-)

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  16. I salute you Mommy Krizza! Congratulations for raising your children well!

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  17. For a working mom with plenty of sidelines like myself, time management is very important. Time for myself is equally important as it is time for my hubby and kids. :)

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  18. you're one great mama! time management is really important. happy mom's day! :-)

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  19. i think i need time management sis. I am maintaining few sites and sometimes i am wasting my time over nonsense. Taking time to stuff that are on priority is important.

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  20. I try. But I don't work, so my schedule is just being around my kids.

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  21. kudos to you mommy, i am sure you will an inspiration to other mommies out there, including me :-)
    as for time management, I honesty need to work on that..

    Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

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  22. Wow! You are so great at multitasking. It really is my wish to see my kids so disciplined and responsible. Great job! Nothing matters more than appreciation from your hubby.

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  23. Good for you sis that you were able to discipline your kids. They have a very strong foundation and nakakatuwa that they are really very respectful of their parents.

    I seem to work best under pressure hehehe...that said, I'm bad with time management...an all time procrastinator. I seem to put more output when there's adrenaline rush lol!

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  24. Yes, time management is my weapon, too. I guess it is true for all moms. LOL But we are good at these things, and kudos to you for being successful at it! :)

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  25. good job! it is really something when your husband commends you.

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  26. Wow, you're an amazing lady and a wonderful mom. Believe me I try my best to manage my time, but sometimes it just doesn't work. I do need to do better than how I am doing things now.

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  27. first of all belated happy mothers day. well managing your time can make some sure ease in your life style.

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  28. Mother's Day greetings to you and all moms! Yes we do it all and then some. Every day should be Mother's Day and ... Father's Day too. :-)
    Yes, I've been gone awhile. :-)
    Eliz

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  29. true, hard to imagine how supermoms could multitask :) kudos!

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  30. I really need to master time management. I got lots of jobs at hand and I need to figure out the right way and timing to deal with them.

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  31. I have a fixed schedule for chores so I always have quality time with the kids. I have also since stopped being so OC about everything in the house. I'm less stressed that way. :-)

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