Homemaking, Motherhood, Self-Help

Organize Your SAHM Life (Week Two – Scheduling)

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We made it y’all. Week two of our series is officially on.

I am doing a happy dance because of the much needed self-discipline to accomplish this post.

I mentioned in last week’s post that this sort of blogging style and topic would be a little difficult for me because of my lack of organization. But God is good and continues to give me wisdom as I continue to press into Him. Seriously…I would not be doing this if He were not the one leading. Because I am totally lazy without Him.

But before we go into this week’s goal (scheduling), I want to share with you that though I have been a little more organized, I have still failed some. I didn’t accomplish everything on my to-do list last week. But things are still good. And if you are in the same boat, don’t be discouraged! Just keep pressing on. Because you can do this! I believe in you and know that you will accomplish great things in your motherhood journey!

So last week our goal was to write out all of our duties that we homemaking mamas need to get done! I gave an example of what that looked like for me and then I gave a quick glimpse into this week’s goal: scheduling. Also, if you missed out on your scheduling homework, don’t even worry about it. Because this week I will show you how I schedule my SAHM life with the hope to inspire you to do the same. You can use my method. But fair warning, it’s still in test mode.

As you can see there is a method to this madness. It’s not the neatest, or even the most organized one, but it works for me. And hopefully you too! Now let’s break down each one of these steps to help you better understand the method.

Step 1 – Get ducks in a row.

Since we discussed this last week, I won’t say too much about it. I just wanted to give you a visual of what this step looks like. I thought about everything I needed to do as a wife/mom and wrote those down first. Then I thought about what I wanted to do and jotted those on the list. The wants are just as important as the needs, mamas! Schedule your desire to spend time with your family, so you can be reminded of how precious your time is!

Step 2 – Create lists for each task.

Though this seems like an easy step, you might have more than one list to write out. So give yourself plenty of grace as you create schedules for each task. Patience is essential when learning anything. Let me remind you that you are God’s girl and He will give you the patience, grace, and strength you need as you continue to grow in this area. You can do this!

Step 3 – Set up a weekly calendar.

Okay, this idea is not my own.. So if you want to read a more in depth explanation of this step, please go check out this great post by Suzi Whitford. (Her blog rocks, so don’t forget to check out her other posts too!) All I can do is say good things about this step. Having a visual calendar has been such a blessing in this journey. Make sure you check out her post and watch the quick video so you can learn this step fully and start putting it to action!

Step 4 – Plan each day.

I can’t find the specific planner I got, but I did find one that is similar (almost exact) in layout. You can purchase that weekly planner here, and y’all I highly recommend getting one if you don’t have one already. I plan each day the night before, or the morning of. Because of my visual weekly calendar, planning my days has become much easier. Having a structured time frame for the day helps with staying on task. Get yourself a planner, mamas. You can get one in stores or stay at home and get free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime: Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.

Well, that sums up our goal for this week! And I am confident that you will succeed in your own week of scheduling! For prayer, encouragement, questions, and/or just fellowship please don’t hesitate to contact me through Facebook or Instagram. I would be so happy to talk with you and get to know you! And don’t forget to subscribe to keep up with our “Organize Your SAHM Life Series.

-Taylor Greenwald

 

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