Deciding to go back to work has surely made my life more fast paste. The early mornings and late nights have me feeling like sleeping is an inconvenience at times, lol. Through trial and error I’ve learned that planning ahead is the best way for me to get things done and not feel like life is running ME. Lately, on my days off I’ve been making an effort to wake up early, make myself a cup of coffee and review my to-do list’s that I collect on my phone note pad. This little time to myself before my youngest son wakes up has become my “me” time! I never understood the importance of “me” time until I became a working mom. Committing to two full time schedules, my career and motherhood, has me up and running most of the time, but finding little windows to dedicate to getting my mind rite and preparing makes all the difference!
MY FAVORITE ORGANIZATION TIP
- MAKE LIST – My best friend has drilled into my brain an important life organizing tip. That is, make list when life feels hectic or unorganized. This tactic may seem like a no brainer, but it actually took me a while to become consistent. Making list on my phone notepad is extremely convenient for me because it’s easy access. Theres something about having a visual list of tasks that encourages me to commit to my plans and stay focused. With all that goes on during the week, making lists allows me to not have to remember EVERYTHING and just focus on whats priority at a given moment. Weather you are a ‘pen and paper’ list maker or a ‘phone notepad’ kind of person, list making is self-motivating because you can get extremely personalized and creative with it, the important thing is that you become focused!
List categories that I often find myself creating:
- Pro and Con
- Things To Follow Up On
- Songs To Download
- Recipe’s To Try
- Inspirational Quotes