Spending more time together as a family – Show Notes

How to get more time for your family today

Today’s links: ely.how/episode38

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Setting priorities – what matters most?

  • Work
  • TV
  • Games
  • Friends
  • Social obligations
  • Sports
  • Hobbies
  • kids

Making choices

  • Netflix
  • Hobbies
  • Staying late at work
  • Outer-circle friends
  • Work ‘networking’
  • Cleaning
  • Sports games
  • News
  • Cooking
  • Organizing
  • We all have the same amount of time
    • 24hr each day
    • 168hr each week
  • What do you choose to spend your time on?
  • You can have more time as a family
  • You can do more of what you love

How to get more family time now

  • Do a ‘Time usage exercise’
    • Write out a calendar of how your week is currently filled
    • Block out times for each activity
  • Look at time usage and categorize
    • Necessities
    • Wants
    • Obligations
  • List things you would like to include in weekly activities
    • How much time for each
    • Which is most important
  • Determine what current activities can be reduced or eliminated

What can you change today?

  • Choose one activity today that matters
  • Choose one extra thing that can wait until tomorrow

Remember, it is up to you what you choose to do with your time, and who you choose to spend it with.