Typically, I lean toward the more structured side of life. I like things organized, findable, and definitely predicable. But somewhere in the chaos of becoming a mother (and a mother of twins right off the bat) I lost my ability to structure my days and weeks as I desired. I simply cannot keep up with trying to 1) make a schedule, 2) keep that schedule, and 3) be okay with revamping that schedule when it doesn’t go as planned. SO, what have I done instead? I keep a loose outline of the week in my mind. Sometime on Sunday afternoon or evening I sit down and purposefully think through what is going on during the upcoming week, what things MUST get done, what things I want to get done, and something that I’d simply like to do that week. I try to put only one of my personal goals on each day (cleaning, shopping, laundry or cooking/baking project). For the kids I like to do a craft (let’s use that term loosely!) one day, a lengthy outdoor activity another, a messy indoor activity on another (GAK, painting, cutting, etc), a playdate on another day…and because I work one morning a week (and the kids get ‘free’ Bible preschool while I work) the week is suddenly full!
This might sound like a lot to store in the over full brain of the Mommy- but really it’s only two things to remember and try to accomplish each day. I can handle that. :-)
(I do envy that board you have Andie! Ooohhh, that is a thing of beauty!!!!)