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While all of us have the same amount of hours in the day that were granted to Da Vinci, Einstein, Steven Hawking and more, we cannot pretend that we have the same lives. Some of us may have intensive responsibilities and difficulties that simply take out the autonomy we may have otherwise liked. Of course, that’s not always a bad thing. It takes time to raise children and more energy than you had ever thought you possessed. But almost no functioning parent would say this is a waste of time, even if they may lament the lack of sleep or evenings free they could have otherwise enjoyed.

If you run a family, hold a career, or have a hobby, your time comes at a premium. If you have all three of those, free time is almost impossible to balance. So, what do you do when there’s simply not enough hours in the day? Is there help available? How should you manage your free time? 

With the following advice, we seek to answer those questions with you, not for you:

Find Help

It’s important to find help if you really need those problems taken care of. For instance, cleaning, gardening, or other services you need assistance for can be found using talent search services like Snupit. This really helps you free up the hours in your day, without having to live a reduced quality of life thanks to your inability to focus on certain aspects of your daily needs. With regular, confidential, useful and approved services like this, you can focus on the things that truly matter to you as a homemaker.

Plan Your Time

Plan your time each day. That can be hard to do. But it will also free up some time you may need to focus on more important things. It can also help you realize when you’re wasting your time on something that grants you nothing. Do you find yourself going out to eat each workday lunch? What if you brought in your own food, carefully balanced with your cooking skill, and spent the rest of your break relaxing, stretching, and getting your mind in order? That could reduce a good amount of stress each day, which in turn helps you feel like you have more time. Not a bad strategy, and there are hundreds of little opportunities like this that might aid you.

Assess Your Previous Day

Assess your previous day. Consider how you could improve it, and what you were lacking in. Was it motivation? Did that leave you struggling to get the best workout you could? Might it be because you’re struggling to stay awake after staying up looking after your children? Could it be that using this time for a nap (when your children have a nap) could help you feel a little more restored? Sometimes we aim to do everything to the point where we forget to do the things that are most important. Assessing your day can give you this insight.

With this advice, we hope you can know how to operate even when there’s simply not enough hours in the day.

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Digital Product Creator at Kori at Home
Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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