One thing I've learned to do is PRIORITIZE - both in my work life and home life! Take some time at the beginning of the day to make a TO DO list, then decide what's most important - what has to be done THAT DAY. That becomes your #1 priority. Then go down the list and decide what's the next most important thing, etc, until you get to the bottom of the list.
Then, look at what can be delegated to others. Get the kids clean up their own rooms, load the dishwasher, set the table, fold their own clothes, etc., - whatever age-appropriate tasks you can give them. (It's never too early to start getting them self-sufficient).
Do you always go to the grocery store, dry cleaners, pharmacy, etc.? Can you delegate some of those errands to your partner, or can you do some of them during your lunch hour to save time after work?
Instead of spending the whole weekend cleaning, do -20 minutes every day or a couple of days a week. Set a timer when you sit down at the computer & move away when your time is up.
- 8/5/2011 3:35:04 PM