How to Make an Easy Schedule to add Peace to Your Life
How to Make a Simple Schedule to add Peace to Your Day
Sometimes as a Mom, your days can seem to blur together. A week goes by and you wonder what happened to your time! In learning how to make a simple schedule, you will be able to add more peace to each day and feel more like you are managing your life rather than that your life is managing you.
A simple schedule is a tool to help you to live your best life.
The importance of scheduling cannot be overlooked.
Yes, when you are at home with your kids, you may wonder if there is a point for you to have a schedule. After all, some days (not every day, but some days) you may have all day to get things done.
Have you ever gotten very backed up on laundry? Do you wish you had more time to work on a hobby or more time to spend as a family having fun?
A schedule can help you with these things.
The purpose of a schedule is to serve you and the needs of your family. It will certainly change as your kids grow.
The secret to creating the best weekly schedule
There are two secret ingredients to creating the best weekly schedule for you:
1. A schedule needs to serve you.
2. You need to do it.
It is that simple.
So, how does a schedule serve you? It provides a checklist for what you need and want to get done and how often you will do these things.
A weekly schedule may include menu planning, grocery shopping, date night with your spouse, and time to work on a project that is important to you.
When you create a schedule that serves you and the needs of your family, you will see the benefits of it and the peace it brings to your life. Peace happens because you are identifying what is most important and making the time to do these things.
How to Make a Schedule on Paper
If you want to schedule what time you want to get things done, you can, but you do not have to be this detailed.
If you do want to plan out your day in time blocks, you this free daily planner sheet.
To create a simple daily schedule, start with a list of what you want to get done every day. Then, look at your list. If you only have three to five things, that is a manageable amount. If you have 20, look at your list and see if all of these things are must-do items or want-to-do items. Pare your list down as needed. Remember, a schedule is to serve you, not for you to serve it.
If you load too many things into your schedule, you can become frustrated, resentful, and stressed out. That is not good at all! Be realistic. It is better to have a schedule with three items and get them done each day than a schedule with 20 that never gets touched.
If you want to have a weekly schedule, start by making a list of what you want and need to get done on a weekly basis. Then, plan our what days of the week you will do them.
For example, you may chose to put menu planning, grocery shopping, and family house cleaning on different days so you do not overload one day. Remember, you also have your daily scheduled items, too.
Putting your schedule(s) together
After you know what tasks you want to have on your daily or weekly schedule(s), get a piece of paper and write our your schedule.
Handy hint: After you write out your daily and/or weekly schedules, leave them in a place where everyone in your home can see them. Your family members will see them and may do some of them for you or with you. It gives them an idea of what you do for your family.
More resources to help you make a schedule that will work for you
Here are some more resources about schedules and routines that may be helpful to you. Some of them have sample schedules and give even more step-by-step instructions.
What is your schedule like? Please leave a comment below and share.