TIME! Who has time for all the things that you are supposed to do everyday?
I know I feel like I don’t. But then again I feel like I should. Life has gotten increasingly crazy over the last few months and now with the advent of baseball season, I’m starting to feel a little overwhelmed.
So I need some help. Some suggestions. Some ideas.
How do you do it? How do you keep life in check? How do you keep yourself organized? What is the secret?
I’ve tried doing a daily schedule for myself. And while it does help for a while – after a few weeks I find myself not sticking to it very well. Do you have a daily schedule? Do you stick to it? Or do you just have a daily to do list? What system works best for keeping yourself on track each day? How do you keep yourself motivated to stick with it?
Do you utilize a cleaning schedule? Does it help? Does it work?
Ah and then there is meal planning – yuck! I hate trying to come up with what to cook. I’ve tried keeping a calendar of meals and just rotating them, but I tend to get bored with it. How do you plan out your meals? By the week? By the month? Do you do your grocery shopping daily, weekly, bi-monthly?
Which shopping brings us to a budget – this is something that we are sincerely trying to crack down. We’ve done pretty good so far this year – but do you have any tips for sticking to it? Do you check your financials daily, weekly, monthly? Do you have a computer program that you use to keep track of things? If so, which one? How much do you budget for doing fun things?
Do you put aside time each day to do things that YOU enjoy? I obviously love to blog, so I almost always put aside time for that. But what about other things? Like scrapbooking? I am now like 18 months behind on my scrapbooks for my kids. I am starting think that I will never catch up! And what about reading or other things that you enjoy?
And what about things you don’t enjoy – like for me – exercise. I find that an extra hard item to squeeze into the day.
I guess it all comes down to two questions. How do you prioritize your time? And how do you make yourself stick to a plan of action? I think I must have been given an extra small portion of will power at birth. Do you have any tips to get past that?