Question: Do you feel like your life is out of control, busy from the moment you get up to the moment you go to bed?
Question: Are you drowning in everything that needs to be done?
Question: After running around madly all day, do you then not see anything finished or accomplished?
We all have moments like these, but I’ve found the best way to deal with the craziness of every day is through planning and organisation. So grab a hot cuppa, come back and keep reading. I promise it’s easy.
By planning I’m talking about LISTS, yep it’s that easy. I find once I have written down all the things I need to get done or pick-up, my mind relaxes and I don’t miss or forget anything and I can also sleep better.
I am a planner and organiser by nature and right now I have around 4 or so lists on the go. I know, gees that many! It’s not as bad as you think, and no I don’t have a list to organise my list! So, let me break it down:
- Current to do list:
- Outlines my everyday things I need to do or pick-up (milk/doggy treats/pay electricity bill etc)
- Christmas list
- Yep you heard right, I have started my list for Christmas. Please don’t hate me.
- Meal planning
- Guest list
Starting now means that I want panic or feel over whelmed as it gets closer that I have too much to do and not enough time to do it all.
- Business list
- Contains items that I need to accomplish for our online business, to keep it up to date
- I also include dates, this is especially important for the big items that need to be completed by a certain date.
- Home list
- This is on my chalk board, so both my partner and I know what needs to be accomplished.
- I split this into 3 sections:
- Big ticketed items (like adding an extension to the front of the house)
- Small day-to-day jobs (mulching/worming lifestock)
- Shopping items that we have run out of.
So, even though I have a lot of lists on the go at once they all serve a different purpose. This I find keeps me organised and nothing gets missed or forgotten. Oh, and don’t worry if you don’t get around to completing everything on your list. That’s life sometimes. It’ll still be there tomorrow.
I find that as long as it’s written down then I know I will complete it eventually, when I have the time to do so. Especially when I’m juggling a farm, working full-time, running an online business and family commitments. We all have multiple things we’re juggling at once.
So, even with the best laid plans and lists, life will happen!
Share with us your tips on how you keep your day organised……