There’s a lot going on at our house: one child with health issues, a teenager with Aspergers Syndrome, a younger child with behavioral issues, homeschooling, living on a limited budget and a mom working on a limited number of brain cells!
One thing that I have discovered over the years is that I need help to focus.
You may have read my post here about setting a weekly routine to do certain tasks on certain days. This organizational principle helps me to maintain focus, accomplish more and keeps me from feeling overwhelmed.
If you are naturally organized, this may seem very simple to you. For those of us who are not gifted in that way, however, we have to learn skills to help us handle the requirements of daily life.
By focusing on one main project each day, I don’t have to worry about everything that needs to get done in a week. I know that it will all get done in time. This frees up “space” in my brain to use for the daily tasks.
So here’s is a look at my current weekly list:
Sunday– Church, Rest, Planning for the week ahead
Monday– Paperwork, Blogging (I blog every day, but Mondays I try to do the bulk of my writing for the week.)
Tuesday-Extra projects for home school, field trips or errands, date night
Wednesday-Make Grocery List and Menu (Check store sales.)
Friday-Family Fun Day
Saturday-School Planning and Grading
Of course there are other things that need to be done as well and the activities may be moved to a different day based on that week’s requirements. By having a rough structure to my week, I find that I get the important things done and I feel less stress. Believe me–anything that reduces stress is a good thing!
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