I have a lot of things going on in my life and sometimes there’s not enough time in the day if I want to do things like eat and sleep. One of the best tools I have available is the ability to kill two birds with one stone.
For example, I like to take time to pray and make notes in a gratitude journal. I also try to study Spanish for a couple of hours each day. So I write the journal entries in Spanish- and what do you know, I have accomplished two things with one action.
It doesn’t end there. I also like to listen to an audio course, but I have to exercise. *Voila* Pop in an exercise tape and put on the iPod. But sometimes that doesn’t cut it because I need to play with the baby, exercise, and listen to my audio course- So I take the baby for a walk while wearing my iPod. So my thighs are getting smaller, the baby is getting fresh air, and I’m getting my course out of the way.
Oh that is too simple! What else.
I have reading to do for my herbal medicine class. But the baby still isn’t asleep. So I read aloud to the baby. *Bam* Two birds, one stone. Actually three because I like the idea of reading educational materials to my little Peanut.
This doesn’t work for everything. Do not try to give your baby a bath while having a conference call on speakerphone. Sometimes you really have to focus on one thing without trying to take shortcuts. But if you can swing it, go ahead and knock out those birds with one stone.