My chaotic days needed a schedule. But I had tried it before and it ended up in the trash. All of the printing, laminating, and researching was wasted. For it to work this time around I knew that I needed to do this with my day. Not someone elses’. Although the one I printed off was very pretty!
Here is what helped me piece together a schedule:
Post It Notes:time
Every time I start a new activity I write it on the post it note. Then I take a minute to look at the time. If the current time is not good, I will make a small note at the bottom to adjust the time. If I am homeschooling at 10:00 am then that is what I will write down on my post it. At the end of the week I gather up all of my post it notes for each activity and try to arrange them by time starting when I get up at 6:00am.
Then I add that to my master schedule. This helps me to not make as many revisions.
Putting The Schedule Together
The last thing that I want to do is have another schedule that I won’t use. Therefore from previous experience I know that it has to work for me. My schedule must be something I design and will use. Creating a secret schedule board on Pinterest let’s me see an idea of what I want my schedule to look like, and the materials I will use to create it.
My schedule has to be something that reflects my day to day life. Homeschooling, nap times, and story times have to coincide with what works. I definitely would NOT try to have reading at lunchtime. Using the post it note idea helps to see what is happening in your home at different times of the day.
Do you have a schedule? What type of time organization techniques do you use?
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