Mornings a bit crazy? Are you rushing around trying to remember all those things you need to do before you head out the door? Or do you get to dinner time and remember the laundry has been in the washing machine since breakfast time? That one’s a real pain. Or maybe you get in bed at night feeling exhausted but not sure what you’ve accomplished and can’t sleep for thinking about what you need to do the next day. I’ll raise my hand to all of the above. That’s why writing down my daily schedule has made such a difference.
As stay-at-home-mums we have a lot of activities to do. We often tell ourselves that we’ll remember them.
But we don’t.
Even the things we do every day can get forgotten about. (Remember that wet laundry??)
That’s why it’s a good idea to write out your daily cleaning schedule.
Benefits of having a Daily Schedule
- Writing down your tasks is a proven way of helping you to remember them and increase productivity.
- You’ll feel a sense of calm, knowing you are less likely to forget something
- You’ll also feel a sense of accomplishment as you see the tasks you have completed.
- Helps you to focus on what needs to be done
- You’ll have better time management as you are not wasting time wondering what to do next
When I first came across the idea of writing down my daily schedule my husband worked shifts (two days, two nights, four days off). Coming up with a plan of how each day, or week, would work was not simple. I discovered that I had five different afternoon/evening routines depending on which day of the shift pattern my husband was on. No wonder I would sometimes get confused and make a lunch for him on the wrong day!
But thankfully those days are behind us now and I’m able to have a (fairly) regular routine for most days. Here’s the daily schedule I have come up with. You can download a blank version for your own schedule by completing the form below.
Get your daily schedule organised
Now it’s over to you to complete your daily schedule. Download and print out my worksheet, or create a table in your notebook, planner or Bullet Journal, and start recording your tasks. Use my example as a guide and then think about the tasks that are important to you and your lifestyle. Maybe you are homeschooling, or you have a baby to feed. Put in all the tasks that need to be done each day to help your day to run smoothly.
Test out your schedule over the next few days and make adjustments where necessary, you may think of a few more things to add.
Then put your schedule where you can easily see it, and refer to it throughout the day. As you keep following your new schedule it will become more familiar to you. Then you hopefully won’t leave washing in the machine all day anymore!
Once you’ve got your daily schedule sorted you can then work on the rest of your tasks. Here are some posts to help:
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