This month: SCHEDULE.
I have made some attempts to this in the past to schedule my days. We have a general flow to our days, and things that tend to happen at the same time every day. But thinking ahead to next year, with everyone home and big tasks to complete each day, a more specific plan for our days will be necessary.
My sister let me borrow her Mangers of Their Homes book. I’ve had it since Thanksgiving. (See why she has called me a closet-homeschooler?) I even bought these cute little post-it notes, to start putting my chicken-scratch draft into a colored-coded schedule.
You can see I didn’t get very far.
So, here are my three goals for my month’s focus on scheduling:
1. Take some time to list everything that my days are being filled with, and write out what our current schedule tends to be. Rearrange, prioritize and refine how I spend my time. Start the process of finding what works, in order to put priorities first.
2. Do more research! Take a better look at how some seasoned scheduled mommas, with kids about my age, schedule their days. I have a few in mind that I have recently glanced at.
3. By the end of March, have a full-day schedule planned for our current days that I can be following.
I am pretty intimidated by this! But, I need this now and will be a non-negotiable as I enter into homeschooling. I have been praying that the Lord would help bring motivation, especially for the chores and things that I have little desire for!