Do you struggle with the chaos that sometimes comes with Summer Vacation. I recently wrote a guest article for the Families With Purpose newsletter on how to best plan your Summer and included a Summer-at-a-glance calendar. Stop by the blog at Families With Purpose to read the whole article. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter and receive useful articles from me and other moms a couple times each month.
What are your Summer Vacation plans? How will you maintain order at your house?
Are mornings a struggle for you? I’m not talking about the struggles that we have with our kids. I’m talking about the ones we have with ourselves. If you work long hours, stay up late or have ADHD, chances are that getting ready in the morning can be a challenge. The reasons can be varied such as losing focus or being overly tired. I recently decided I need a morning routine; I have too much going on to waste time in the morning!
For starters, last week I tracked how much time I typically spend on various tasks in the morning. Wow, I learned that I waste a lot of time on some activities! This week, my goal is to shorten the amount of time I spend getting ready. I will use this tracking document to get started: Morning Routine Time Tracking. I included the steps in my routine and also included a blank chart on page two so you can insert your own steps.
Do you need to move through your mornings faster? You might want to try working out a morning routine for yourself. I’ll be sharing my progress here and would love to hear about yours. Good luck!
Update: Here is my morning routine with times inserted.
Does email seem to chip away at your day? As an ADHD Coach, I often brainstorm with clients about ways they can manage their email. The amount of time it takes to go through email can be overwhelming, and the interruptions caused by frequent email checking really can chip away at your day. If the volume of your email is overwhelming you, close it! Try checking it just a few times during the day. The philosophy is that you can get through your email faster this way. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
How do you save time when managing your email?