Hello my dear fellow Proverbs 31 in Progress!
As I saw all the things the Proverbs 31 woman accomplishes, one of the first thing I thought was: “she must be an expert in time management to do all these things”!
Indeed, in a previous post, I shared that having self-discipline is one the key of success in all the areas of our lives.
Managing time is critical in our quest to emulate the Proverbs 31 woman. Indeed, time is the only thing we can’t redeem.
Today I’ll share with you an easy way to manage your time – well, I hope it’s easy, you’ll tell me!
It is taken from Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement. In this book, Napoleon Hill says that we can divide a 24-hour day into 3 parts:
- 8 hours for sleep
- 8 hours for work (if you’re a housewife, you should consider that home management is your job)
- 8 hours for spare time
Then, you can allocate the 8 hours for spare time in the following way:
- Prayer/meditation (1 hour)
- Service to the community, your family, your spouse without expecting any reward (2 hours)
- Study and read for self-improvement (1 hour)
- Contact your friends or people who can help you to advance your projects (1 hour)
Napoleon Hill also says that this schedule should be followed 6 days a week.
A day in the week should be set aside for mental and physical relaxation, and for the pursuit of your religious and philosophical activities – just as God set aside and blessed the seventh day to rest after the Creation (Genesis 2:3)!
Of course, this schedule must be flexible and you can adapt it to your own lifestyle.
I must honestly say that it really helped me in my search of self-discipline when I decided to incorporate this schedule in my life – less stress, for example, is one of the rewards I noticed in my life.
And you, how do you manage your time? Please share your point of view!