Getting into a Groove

I finally found a system that has mostly kept me on track. Strict routines are no fun but letting every thing go loosey-goosy means my house falls apart.

A few months ago, I found some printables at Proverbial Homemaker. Admittedly, I was looking for mason jar related stuff, but she has created some fabulous non-routine schedules. And they WORK! At least they do for me. Maybe I love them because they are mason jars? But I think the would have worked just as well for me if they were birdhouses instead. (I was going to say apples, but I’ve been craving those, so I didn’t think that was a great analogy!)

Instead of planning your day hour by hour, you first start out by identifying the most important things to get done that week and fit them neatly into categories, like Homemake, Self-Care, Learning, God, Marriage etc… Then you can fit those goals into a weekly rhythm. Now, this part gets a little bit more strict, because there are time slots, but they are things like early am, mid pm, night… etc. Why does this work? I think its because I can look at my “schedule” and know that what I have on there is the most important thing I need to do in that time frame. Even if I don’t get everything I WANT to get done, I’ve gotten what I NEED to get done. The past month has been crazy busy, but these planning tools have really helped cut down on stress. Not eliminate it, but has reduced it. I finally feel like I’m getting into a groove.

So… you know why I forgot to post last week? I didn’t put it in my schedule! Oops! Sorry.

 

 

 

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