Three and a half hours. That’s how long the kids and I spent in the car the other day. We got caught in one of the biggest snow storms that had hit Toronto and the GTA in ages.
But luckily the kids and I didn’t have to go totally crazy. My second oldest daughter Grace, had actually come prepared to maximize on her downtime.
Little did I know that she was a time management ninja. And that Ratburger would save the day.
Grace hates to read – that was until we found her a book called “Ratburger”. It has the perfect combination of drama and weirdness to keep my daughter riveted to the pages.
She had brought “Ratburger.” with her for our journey and about an hour into our snow blizzard fiasco, she asked if we wanted to hear her read from the book. For me and the two little ones sitting in the back this was an awesome distraction from crawling along through the traffic as the snow pounded the city.
This is what’s inspired me to talk to you today. I wanted to talk to you about time management, a ninja time management tactic and making use of your in between time.
Maximizing Those In-Between Moments
There are so many times in a day where we’re just caught in between two moments. Like waiting in line at the bank, waiting for your coffee in the morning, waiting for your friends and even in between commercial breaks. There are so many times throughout the day where you can maximize that in between time, that time where you’d just be staring at the walls, watching the paint peel.
Why not make those moments productive and times where you can actually read a book, send an email, touch base with a friend, or do some research online?
There are lots and lots of different things that you can be doing with these brief little moments that happen all throughout the day. If you add them up – 2 minutes here, 5 minutes there, a minute here – next thing you know, at the end of the day you’re going to be able to chunk out a good maybe 30 minutes of productive time which would have normally gone to waste.
With simple awareness of these in between times and realizing that your time is a valuable and precious asset you can become a time-management ninja.
Why not make use of every moment, every waking moment that you have throughout the day?
I hope this Ninja Time Tactic has been helpful for you.
Keep being awesome.