|Posted: 4/2/2013 8:52:41 PM|I am a SAHM. Although I love being able to stay at home, I do not like the poor time management skills that have come along with it. When I worked full time, it seemed like the busier I was the more things got accomplished. Now I don't get things done like I should because I don't HAVE to. I need to get more organized and start viewing this as more of a "Job" because it is
|Posted: 4/2/2013 8:55:13 PM|
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|Posted: 4/2/2013 9:30:35 PM|
OP, for the very reasons you described, that is why I continue to work part-time!! Every time I take a day off for myself, I have so many intentions of getting abc and xyz done, but I waste the day away with random junk that is so non-important. I'm not saying this is what you do, just I know myself well enough to know that without the deadlines at work, I will procrastinate on everything (except my Scrapbooking retreats with friends, haha!).
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|Posted: 4/2/2013 11:49:59 PM|
A planner-a great well thought out to do list. Started when my kids were little. Still have the habit!! I might add I amaze my friends. One of them thinks I new psychoanalyzing! Lol
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Loc: Big Bottom Valley
|Posted: 4/2/2013 11:53:39 PM|
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|Posted: 4/3/2013 6:57:23 AM|Start employing my mantra:
"Make your future self happy."
I've always been the type of person who liked to get a lot done each day. My current schedule is based around working 2 or 3 days a week and following two kids in four sports. DH and I both coach, too. Because of the schedule, things tend to slide when I'm in survival mode (at least three days a week when I leave by 9 and get home after 9).
I have a horse event this weekend, so these next three days will be spent making those two days better. What do I need to have ready to leave by 8:00 on Saturday morning? The list is huge, but I'll have it so my Saturday-morning-self just has to brush two horses and load them in the trailer. Everything else I need will already be in the truck and trailer.
I have track the next three afternoons and work a track meet on Thursday night. Today I'll pack all three bags and spend several hours on practice plans. Our first meet is next Monday. I'll spend time on that today so kids can work on handoffs on Friday. My Monday-afternoon-self will still be super stressed going into the meet, but I'll have done a lot of prep to be as ready as possible.
I want time one of these three days to do some hand quilting. I'll hit the housecleaning pretty hard this morning to give my afternoon self some time to quilt. Afterall, if momma ain't happy, ain't no one happy.
And my other advice: enjoy the moment. As soon as outside commitments start stacking up, your organized and achieving self will kick back into action. I had several years at home with the kids. It was a different kind of busy, but I'm glad I had that time with them (and a dh who didn't complain if the dishes stacked up a bit even though I was home all day).