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You wrote your To Do List and now you are paralyzed by what to do first.
After I make my list I take a moment to visualize my day. This helps me decided what is best to attack when.
The collage above represents a typical day around our home. Here is how I mind map it.
I like quiet for bible study, prayer and writing, and since I am an early bird, I will put these things first in my day before anyone is up to interrupt.
The children all can do their morning school on their own so I use this time to fit in my run. When I have finished and have showered, I start clipping coupons between marking books as the kids complete them.
During lunch break I whip together a batch of laundry soap.
In the afternoon I teach the children their science lessons and help them with experiments.
Courtney has a swimming lesson in the afternoon. I bring my knitting bag along so I can finish off a gift while I watch her swim.
While making dinner I whip up a batch of 3 minute fudge.
While dinner is in the oven, I perform my 15 minute tidy of our bedroom and the room of the week.
Dinner is served and my To Do List is complete. I reward myself by spending the evening reading and eating fudge.
This is how visualization brings order and effectiveness to my day. I hope it helps you picture yours.
Dig Into The Time Management Series Using The Links Below
Introduction: 31 Days Of Time Saving Tips For The Work-At-Home Mom
Day One: Perform a Time Audit
Day Two: Night Owl Or Morning Bird?
Day Three: Where are Your Largest Windows?
Day Four: Making the Most of Small Windows
Day Five: Daily To Do Lists
Day Six: Maximizing The To Do List (you are here)
Day Seven: Say No
Day Eight: Eliminate Poor Yes Choices
Day Nine: Put Your Time Offenders On a Budget
Day Ten: Combine Joy
Day Eleven: Making Effective Use of Waiting Time
Day Twelve: Making Use of Travel Time
Day Thirteen: Making The Most of Mom Taxi in Waiting Time
Day Fourteen: Take Time to Rest a Few Moments Each Day
Day Fifteen: Tag-Team
Day Sixteen: Involve the Kids
Day Seventeen: Mechanical Slaves
Day Eighteen: Outside Help
Day Nineteen: Timer Magic
Day Twenty: Take a Rest Day
Day Twenty One: Less Stuff, Less Mess, More Time
Day Twenty Two: Hold A Family Work Bee
Day Twenty Three: Keep Gatherings Simple
Day Twenty Four: Saving Time in The Kitchen
Day Twenty Five: The Self Cleaning Home
Day Twenty Six: Streamlining Your Homeschooling day
Day Twenty Seven: Create an I Did It List
Day Twenty Eight: Create a Simple Cleaning Routine
Day Twenty Nine: Create To Go Bags
Day Thirty: Making Minimum Standards
Day Thirty One: Treat Life Like a Marathon Not a Sprint
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