Daily Planning

Are you a planner or a go-with-the-flow type? Maybe you’re both, like me. I list everything. What I need to do that day, what I need from the store, what I need to get for whatever is planned for the weekend and so on. Every morning before I begin anything I start with my daily to-do list. I make three sections, and list everything that needs to be done for homeschool, home and work. I want a clear and laid out plan of attack for the whole day. At the same time, I always allow myself to alter any plans I have, because well, things happen and things change. I have tried so many planner and organizers over the years, I have even tried to just list things on a sheet of paper. They all seemed to work for awhile, but then at some point they didn’t seem valid anymore for what … Read more

Finding That Working Groove

I, like so many others, work from home. The majority of my day is spent in my house. I didn’t always work from home, and one of the biggest problems I find myself facing is separating my day. Generally when one works outside the home, we have our commute to switch focuses. It becomes an automatic process that takes our main focus off of that project that is due to tonight’s dinner or the kids activities. But now, I don’t have that automatic switch anymore. I find myself exhausted by dinner time when I really don’t feel like I have gotten that much done, in any category of my day. Could it simply be because I am bouncing between all these different categories all day? Both physically and mentally. I think it was. So how do us, work from homers, find a balance, find a way to focus our attention on … Read more

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