It’s all very well writing myself a list at the start of my day of the tasks I want to achieve that day, but I have been finding that there are a lot of things I am not getting done in the afternoons. This is mainly because I am trying to juggle normal household routine (kids homework, housework etc) with the random one off tasks I want to do during the afternoon.
So this week I have devised a new plan.
I’ve taken my one and only clear flyleaf, and blu-tacked the photo I normally have clipped to the side of my week to it. Then under that, I am making use of my awesome star-shaped Post-It’s and putting a blank one there at the beginning of the day. Then when I get home from work, I can sit down with a coffee and plan my afternoon properly. This means listing what I want to do in the order of when I want to do it.
So today, I planned the following order of tasks:
2.Homework/Put Away Groceries
5.Clean Bathroom and Toilet
I have been writing a list for the afternoon, and a list for the evening, even though the list doesn’t change much once dinner time is done.
Not only have I been finding this additional planning is helpful to me, but it has actually been amazingly helpful for the kids! Especially my little-miss-six who tends to respond well to structure.
At the end of the day, the list goes in the rubbish leaving me a nice clear space for the next day’s Post-It.