I don’t think I’ve ever covered off so many topics in one interview before, but when I knew I had an hour on the phone with Oprah favourite, internationally renowned expert and best-selling author Julie Morgenstern’s on time management, productivity and organising, I didn’t want to miss a thing. You might want to listen to this episode a few times, and take notes!
One of the most interesting things we speak about today is how much time we actually need to spend with our children and what that time together needs to look like. This question is so important, because so many of us carry around bags and bags of mother’s guilt. Listen to what she says, and I guarantee you’ll drop the guilt instantly. We also talk about how to get organised and practical tips around where to start (hint: you don’t need to rush out to Ikea and buy a mass of containers until the very end of the process), and why organisation is different from decluttering. We talk about how to get kids involved in being organised, why checking your inbox at the beginning of the day is detrimental to your productivity and what her number one time management tip is.
For over 30 years, Julie has been teaching people all around the world and at all stages of life how to overcome disorganisation to achieve their goals – and her methods work. In her latest book, Time to Parent, she introduces a completely novel way of organising your time as a parent that is truly life changing and liberating. It will help you balance raising a human, with being a human, and create the space for true quality time with your kids and for yourself.
In today’s conversation, we talk about:
- How we miss joy-inducing moments because we’re disorganised.
- How to start thinking of organisational systems as the infrastructure for living our lives, being in the world and achieving all our goals.
- Where to start with getting organised
- Why she uses the kindergarten classroom as a model for organising everything.
- How to use our time productively.
- How much time and attention kids need to feel loved and secure.
- How the years we are raising our kids happen to be the prime of our own adult development – and how we can balance the two together.
- What is meaningless busy work?
- The #1 time management question to ask yourself.
- Why you should never check your inbox in the morning.
- Tips for working from home.
To purchase Julie’s books or find out more, visit, www.juliemorgenstern.com