Each day brings something different. In a season where it is difficult to get household chores completed because I am busy with children’s activities or homeschooling causes me to scale back my efforts. My goals must be different than a season where I have small children that need my constant attention, or a teenager that needs to be driven to an activity.
It has taken me awhile to realize that at this stage in my life I cannot get everything done at once. My goals need to be different and measured on a different time scale. My husband and I need to work together as a team to get housework done.
Without accepting this change, I was very stressed out because my “to do” list was not getting accomplished in the manner that was satisfactory to me! After taking a step back, I realized that there will be a time when I don’t have my current responsibilities and work will get done. At the end of the day I would rather remember my time with my little children and teen as fun times, not times where mom is agitated because the dishes are still in the sink or the floors still need to be swept.
This is my new current goal chart, time management system and to do list. Since we have a newborn in the house scheduling any kind of specific time frame is not possible.
Time Management Weekly Goals To Do List
7:00 am-feed baby Write 2 blog posts Library
8:00 am-breakfast Pass out 50 Avon books Log attendance for school
straighten house, baby take
nap, clean one area in the house
for 10 min. Read 1 chapter in current book order a new planner
10:00 am-start school schedule appts. for eye Dr.
game time with kids Update 100 day challenge Work on boy scout health
12:30- lunch/naptime Spend 10 min. daily with each child
1:00 pm- feed baby
3:00- start dinner, prepare for evening activities
(every 3 hours feed baby)
7:00 pm- start bedtime routine
9:00pm- quit and go to bed
I allow myself a weekly schedule that is flexible with room for change. No two days are alike in our home which gives room for spontaneity, and investing in my children is my priority right now.