Do you plan your week?? I have tried heaps of different ways to plan my weeks and days. I've had a day-to-a-page diary, daily dockets and a few other things but I find that my days aren't full enough for these to work for me. We have a general routine for our day so I don't really need a daily plan.
Now I am trying a weekly plan. The sections I have in my plan include
- weekly jobs
- weekly focus
Last Sunday I grabbed 30mins when all my boys (big and little) were playing outside to plan our week. I used a time that I could think clearly - without interruption -
- to look through my recipe books and plan the meals of the week
- to work out what activities we would choose to be involved in this week
- to work out what tasked needed to done when
- to think about what is important for us to focus on this week with training the kids - where are they at, what needs the most work etc.
This plan then went on the fridge for the week. I'm so glad I did it. It gave me stability in a busy week. When people ask me what I was doing or when I needed to think about dinner, all the thinking was done, I just checked the plan. It turned out that the weekly plan worked really well for us.
It doesn't mean that everything on there happens as per plan - life still happens and interrupts the plan but when we are wondering what is happening next we have a plan to go back to. I love it.
I am going to try and spend 30mins sometime over each weekend to plan for the coming week.