Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A schedule...ain't no body got time for that! (week 3 of organize now)

Well we are making time for making sure we have a good workable schedule.  No more missed appointments or missed fun.  Schedule everything and start making time for you to enjoy life.
This week may be harder for some than it is for others.  For me because I work outside the home it is a little easier for me to stick to a schedule.   I know that no matter what I schedule it can not be on a Wednesday at noon.  I work every Wednesday from 6 in the morning until 6 in the evening and it is like that every Thursday & every other Friday, Saturday & Sunday as well.  This schedule seems a bit hard for my family and friends to grasp sometimes but for me it is set in my mind and the rest of my life just kinda falls into place around it.  I hate that pretty much everything we do revolves around work but we're grown ups trying to raise a couple of kids so I guess that is our job.  Now this week may be harder for my dear friend following along with me as she is a stay at home mom with kids that all go different directions so her week will be much harder to get in order than mine. But that's why we are working through this book together. So we can make changes where we need them most. 

Last week wasn't too bad. My priorities shifted a bit because Brittnie's fundraiser for FFA came in and we had to spend quite a bit of time delivering it all as we did not have room at our house for $1500 worth of frozen food items.  So the laundry room did not get started for reorganization this week.  But the girls and I spent quite a bit of time moving furniture and organizing the decorative items on the living room walls and that particular item has been on my to do list for quite some time (years really, we have just haphazardly hung stuff all over with no rhyme or reason)  but now it is starting to look like we actually live there and care what our walls are saying about us.  Its a work in progress.  And my public areas are the priority right now. We should be finished up with the living room and begin on the kitchen in the next day or two.  I'm really excited because its the little steps that are making the big jobs around the house not seem so unrealistic. 

This week's tips for organizing your schedule are:
• be realistic about what you can accomplish in one day
• avoid overwhelming tasks by breaking them up into small doable jobs. Instead of writing "clean the kitchen" break it down and write out each small job "wash dishes, clean off stove, wipe down cabinets...and so on" then feel that bit of extra motivation you get after each small job is completed :)
• keep a note pad beside your bed so you can jot down all the things that your brain keeps you awake telling you you need to do the next day (I am the worst about letting things I need to do tomorrow keep me up half the night worrying I'll forget them.  I'll be adding a note pad there tonight for sure)
• use one calendar for all your home and work(and everything in between) planning that way everything for everyone is in the same place and nothing gets missed. (I personally use the calender app on my android for this and it even has alarms for the important stuff)

Drop me a line in the comments section to let me know how you're doing if you too are working along with me.  I'd love to hear what you have to share.

Good luck with getting your schedule in order & organized during week three and if you have any questions feel free to holler at me at:

Have a great week everyone!
Always :)

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