Take Back Your Time by Morgan Tyree

The Synopsis:

We all get 24 hours in a day–but it never seems like quite enough time, does it? Morgan Tyree wants to help you take back your time with her proven time management system. With energy and enthusiasm, Morgan shows you how to organize and manage your time using her simple three-color time zone system of green, yellow, and red–moxie time, multitasking time, and me time. She shows you how to

– identify your most productive times each day
– regulate between essentials and nonessentials
– schedule your three time zones
– match your time zones with your capacities
– welcome the season of life you’re in
– set achievable goals that align with your values

If you’ve struggled to find balance and direction in your overloaded life, let Morgan’s system help you discover the freedom of less hustle and more harmony.

I received this book from Revell Reads for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


“Let’s look at some of the synonyms for busy: unavailable, buried, hustling, overloaded, swamped, occupied. These are NOT the kind of words I want to use when describing how I feel or how I’m spending my time.” – Morgan Tyree, Take Back Your Time

At the beginning of this year, I was all of those words and maybe more. I was juggling college, wedding planning, a full time job, a part time job, and family situations that seemed to demand 110% of my attention, oh and somehow trying to fit physical health in there somewhere, all at once. “Overloaded” and “swamped” were the more accurate synonyms of “busy” that described my life.

I would love to say that this book and Morgan’s bountiful wisdom came in and saved my life, but that would be stretching the truth. The truth is, I had already decided something had to change otherwise I would fall apart. I had already sat down and intentionally began to take back my time before I ever came across this book, but I wasn’t all the way where I wanted to be yet, so naturally, I picked it up.

I really enjoyed reading Morgan’s tips and relational stories on how to take control of your time. Many of her stories, descriptions of herself and how things work for her, really clicked with me–to the point that it almost seemed as if she had bugged my house to write the book directly to me! I just saw so many habits–good and bad– and tendencies in myself that she really brought to the light.

Because I was already on the journey of being intentional with my time, a lot of this book was more of a confirmation of “you’re doing the right thing, keep going” to me, but there were a lot of refreshing and new things discussed as well. She includes scriptures that bring a breath of fresh air, unique stories from her life to show you that it’s okay to mess up and be human, and she even includes some diagrams that you can use as you read the book.

One thing I did notice and would like to mention is that she writes intentionally to women, and addresses the readers as “ladies” on multiple occasions. Naturally, this didn’t bother me, seeing as I’m a “lady”, but I do think this book would have benefited both genders just as much. Also, bits and pieces of the book did get a little repetitive, so I found myself skipping ahead a few paragraphs.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading Take Back Your Time and recommend it for those of you who want to take back your time! It’s a refreshing read that really encourages you to prioritize, organize, and schedule in a way that puts you in control of your day! I give it 4 out of 5 stars!

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