Who doesn’t want more time in their day? That’s why on this episode of Spawned, we decided to take a closer look at 5 popular time organization techniques from experts and share how they’d work for parents. If you’ve been wrangling a never-ending to-do list, or you just want some more time to spend time with the people you love, we think you’ll appreciate these expert techniques.

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5 Time Organization Techniques 

Take a listen to our show to hear more about each of these techniques, but here are the basic concepts.

1. The Pomodoro Technique by Francisco Cirillo

Basic premise: Use a timer for your tasks, giving yourself 25 minutes, followed by a 5-minute break, then repeat, adding longer breaks the longer you go. The idea is that a strict timeline helps you crank through projects faster and avoid burnout. 

(And here’s someone who’s used this technique with kids)

2. The WADE Formula by Julie Morgenstern

Basic premise: The WADE acronym stands for Write it down, Add it up, Decide (Delete, Delay, Diminish, Delegate), and Execute Your Plan.

3. How to Avoid Procrastination by Christine Hassler

Basic Premise: Ask yourself three questions: 1. Where are you now? 2. Where do you need to go? 3. What is in the way? to help you look at the psychology of why you’re not getting stuff done.

4. Schedule Everything by Joe Matthews, Don Debolt, and Deb Percival in Entrepreneur Magazine

Basic Premise: Take 30 minutes every morning to schedule your entire day, including time for your thoughts and conversations, not just actions.

5. The Carpool Technique by Peter Turla

Basic Premise: Have a specific time you’re going to quit your day and then work backwards, imagining that you’re going to have to catch a carpool and can’t leave that person hanging (or you won’t be able to get home).

Other links from the show

A quick laundry tip that could save you some time.

How to use unroll.me to help organize your email inbox.

Liz’s favorite inbox zero email tip.

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