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Schedule for Sanity

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Two things my mom taught us that have gotten me through life:

1) be nice to everyone.
2) when you're sad/overwhelmed/heartbroken/upset/lonely, make a plan & stick to it.

Prompted by Cyn at River Dog Prints posting office hours to help define her time, I recalled what my mama said & and sketched out a plan this afternoon.  I'm hoping to alleviate the constant feeling of chaos & craziness- just knowing there is so much work all the time makes me feel like I'm underwater. And then, of course, a vicious cycle ensues of feeling overwhelmed & the literally walking around in circles trying to figure out where to start & then getting more overwhelmed when I catch myself walking in circles! 

I targeted a few of my concerns & issues that have cropped up- Jack's changing sleeping schedule, preschool, new classes, more wholesale accounts, and in general my inefficiency at working/cleaning/sewing/exercising. So hopefully this daily schedule, divided for office & home life, will help bring some focus by designating specific tasks for specific times of the day. And I'm betting that this schedule will benefit us all; give me some clarity, Jack some responsibility, & my husband a better idea of just what needs to be accomplished on the homefront.

So here it is, my "Schedule for Sanity." Looking forward to a hopefully more focused day tomorrow!


psst...have any tricks in your personal or family's schedule that helps keep everything efficient? If so, I'd love to hear!

2 comments :

RiverDog Prints said...

I'm so glad you were inspired to make your own family schedule. I really hope it helps bring you sanity and calm. With all that we juggle, clarity and purpose become even more precious. Wishing us both luck!

projectanthologies said...

I like this - and I do this occasionally too - just step back, review and make a plan. Here is a SIMPLE idea but something that has helped us at my busy home. My husband and I put a big piece of whiteboard sticky paper (I got it at Michael's I think?) on the fridge to track our accomplishments each day of the month. For example - we've been using it for exercise - and the visual is motivating. We have like 1) Running 2) Yoga 3) hiking, etc. if we miss a day we leave it blank. Kinf of cheesy - but it really helps and you could use it for other accomplishments as well.