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Being Productive while Children Are at Practice

June 26th, 2013 · No Comments

If you are still at the stage where you shuttle children from one after-school or summer activity to another, you recognize how much empty space there is for you while waiting.  There is often no time to return home to get something done, so you simply sit and wait.

There are ways to productively use that time so that you do not feel a backlog of work when you finally get home.  The Full-Time Nanny website offers ten ways to fill those blocks of minutes.  These include:

1.  Exercise–Go for a 30-minute walk or jog.

2.  Errands–Quick stops at the drugstore or cleaners.

3.  News–Buy a newspaper or catch up with your eReader.

4.  Reading–Enjoy that new bestseller.

5.  Hobby–Photo sorting, scrapbooking, or knitting are transportable.

6.  Mind Skills–Crosswords, Sudoku, or video games can be challenging.

7.  Meditate–Calm your mind and lower stress.

8.  Sibling Time–Go over homework or reinforce skills with another child.

9.  Phone Conversations–Catch up with a friend.

10.  Journal–Jot down daily entries, or draft a story.

As you model good time management skills, it is good to also help your children learn to organize.  Read our article on teaching organization skills to your children.

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