We have had a busy summer, preparing for trips, camps, mission trips and overnight guests. I have basically had no routine for several months. Oh things haven't fallen apart, but for me the lack of routine causes stress, I never feel as if I am on top of things, but I am just waiting for the next thing. Instead of being proactive in every aspect of my life, I had become reactive, including shopping at the last minute for gifts or groceries, doing laundry when there are no more towels, the sink of dirty dishes, and on and on. I never feel like I am on top of "it", but more like "it" is on top of me.
This week Darling Daughter started school, and I printed my trusty to do list (that I talked about using here) and got with it. I am still trying to work on how best to use my time, it is about a 50 minute round trip to take and pick up the girl from school, but I am more excited than one woman should be about having a list and checking things off! I already feel as if I have accomplished more in the last few days than the last few weeks combined. I have a list of projects I want to complete as well as the everyday chores. No it won't all get done this week, but I am more relaxed knowing it will get done, not wondering if it will get done.
What is your best time management tip? How do you work best, are you a list person like me, or are you more spontaneous?
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