How I Experiment With Managing Time

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I’m not a parent, but if I was, I’d be crunched for some major “me time.” According to a recent survey by, parents get only about 30 minutes to themselves per day. Yikes.

It’s probably safe to say that the parents of today are busier than pre-internet and cell phone parents were (like mine). I don’t discredit the fact that my mom was incredibly busy, working and running a household of five. She didn’t get much “me time” either, but I don’t recall her hiding from us, as some survey respondents admitted to doing.

I’m sympathetic to the parents in this survey. Not having enough time means you’re not operating at your best.

I also feel my time slipping out from underneath me. I’m juggling a busy work schedule, travel and making sure I’m spending time with the people I love, and I’m trying to feel less tired, crabby and frazzled in the process. So, I recently decided to manage my time better — and it took some experimenting.

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