New Years resolutions have been roving through my thoughts, yet they all seem overwhelming considering I had so much on my plate last year. After taking several days easy over the holidays, I have found it a huge challenge to get myself going again in an efficient manner. And I certainly have to be efficient because I seem to have the tendency to cram so much into my day and then add some more! I decided to write down a typical day at home (I have two days a week out for Bible study, so those days are different) so that I can see where I need to utilize some time management and so I can take some added pressure off if I observe that I have been pulling my weight. (image from flickr)
A Typical At Home Day.
(There is no added things in this schedule like making someone dinner or helping Seth with some business or art related thing or doing a commission. I have to drop a normal thing to get those things done, I think..)
6:45 Rise and shine. Get the kids fed and off to school.
7:35 Eat breakfast while my little buddy Emet eats frozen blueberries.
7:45 Do my Bible study.
8:30 Catch up on emails, do a blog.
9:15 Do house work/play with Emet
10:00 Make phone calls
11:00 Make Emet's lunch/ do dishes or just sit and play with Emet
11:30-12:30 Exercise (I clean and put Emet down for his nap during commercials)
12:35 Eat lunch (I'm starving by this time)
12:55 Take a shower (a luxurious part of the day)
1:30-2:30 Work on jewelry
2:35 Go pick up the boys from school (and do carpools)
3:15 get home and make snacks
3:40 Help the kids get started on homework/ go through all the school papers/ help with homework
4:30 Start prepping dinner/ finish up a jewelry project
5:00 Make dinner
5:35 Eat dinner
6:10 Help kids clean up their stuff/ read chapters out loud from their books
7:00 get the kids situated with a quiet activity such as reading on their own or coloring/ clean up the kitchen
8:00 Lights out for the boys/ I crash and watch some TV (during commercials I catch up on magazines)
9:30 Pack kids lunches/Get ready for bed
10:00 Get in bed and read a chapter of my book.
O.K. That's it. When I'm doing it, it seems like a lot. But now that I have written it down it doesn't seem like so much. Hmmm, it had the opposite effect that I hoped it would have.
Well, how do you get it all done? What's your favorite multitasking tip?