Another thing (brutal honesty here) is that I get way too sidetracked by social media and that can become a huge time-waster for me. I know I'm not the only person who struggles with this, but all the same, I think it may be time for another Facebook fast!
I also get sidetracked in general very easily. Whether it's a kid interruption, or noticing another chore that needs my attention (and thus forgetting to finish the chore I was already working on), I tend to lose focus and get distracted from my purpose.
And here's the thing: there are all kinds of time management tools and classes and seminars, etc. available online, but then I run into the problem of actually finding uninterrupted time to read the articles and attend the classes. I am struggling with finding time to sit down (in a quiet place) and make a good game plan for school, for the same reason. But....it's time. Time to figure out a good way to plan a time to...PLAN!
Here are some things I need to focus on planning:
- Menus (weekly or biweekly)
- School terms and a yearly big picture
- Habits (for health and fitness, housekeeping, etc.)
- Chores and routines for the kids
On the plus side, I'm happy to say that my Happy Planner is still being used weekly, and almost daily, and I'm still finding that super helpful for the daily to-do's. It's just the broader scope of things that I'm having more trouble with. And while I've greatly enjoyed the flexibility and downtime of the summer, the part of me that loves and craves routine is looking forward to the fall and having more of a schedule. But we still need to fit in a bit more adventure to our summer before it's over!
Anyway, please bear with me on this very rambling, thinking out loud post. Sometimes it helps me to get things out of my head and onto "paper" (or screen), and this need of finding time to plan has been much on my mind lately. I'd love to hear any tips you may have on planning, staying focused, organizing kids' chores, etc! And I hope to put up a more interesting post in the next few days. 😊