It’s funny how you blog about something and then struggle with that very thing. I could not find the motivation to blog over the weekend. I’ve been doing my posts during nap time or late at night, and honestly, I just wanted to relax during those times or I had house chores that just had to get done. So we are gonna do three posts in one to get caught up.
The first is easy. The folks I asked to do the interview on personal discipline did not respond to my e-mails. (I won’t tell you who they were, but let’s just say I was disappointed in the lack of response from one of them!). So there is no interview to share here. Instead, I thought I’d share a few of my own posts and those of some good friends on personal organization.
Posts to Help you Get Organized
I know I promised that this week would be about being diligent to chase our own dreams and NOT focus on our roles as moms, homemakers, and wives. But let’s be honest…this stuff has to get done. If it doesn’t, we certainly won’t be working towards our dreams for very long as we get distracted by these mundane tasks. So let’s get those organized and out of our way!
Tereasa’s Homemaking Binders: Tereasa did an awesome job sharing how she organizes her home in this post with a multiple binder system.
My Homemaking Binder: I share my own system in this post. I don’t use it just like this anymore, but I still use all the pieces. They are just organized differently.
Monthly Cleaning Chore Chart: This is by far my most popular post. It gets hits on a daily basis. I need to get someone to spruce up the chore chart so it looks prettier. Mine is still on my fridge. When I abide by it, my house stays relatively clean, and I’m never overwhelmed with chores. The trick is to follow the plan. AH!
Developing a Simple Schedule and Routine: My friend Leigh Ann walks us through setting up a daily routine and schedule so we stay on track and do the things we want (or need!) to do!
Using a Calendar System and Master To-Do List: If you like using a computer or smart phone to get organized, Leigh Ann shares some good tools and ideas here.
DIY Week Organizer: If you are more of a visual/hard copy person, this cute weekly organizer dry erase board is a great idea! Kayse makes cute stuff! (See below for a resource from Kayse!)
Resources for Personal Discipline
21 Days To A More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine
I really appreciate Crystal’s step by step approach. She gives you a small task to accomplish toward your larger goal each day. She really breaks this down into doable chunks.
Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Andrews
I’m going to be honest and say I haven’t read this…yet! But I’ve heard wonderful things from everyone that has, and based on Amy’s production…she knows a thing or two about time management.
Scripture to Keep You Encouraged
Ultimately, it’s not about all our plans. Our hope is in the Lord. Entrust it all to Him.
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