Why You Should Create a Household Notebook or Personal Planner

Are you ready for the new school year? Whether it’s already begun or just about to start, there are plenty of ways to troubleshoot time and home management issues as we move into a new season.

My days are pretty much packed. But, I find that I often manage better when the schedule is full than when it is empty.

I’ve got my time budget adjusted for the new school year. As soon as I hear back from the hockey coaches, I can plug those practices and game into the calendar as well as find time for fall work hours.

Last Spring I instituted work hours for myself so I could better draw the line between work and family. There’s always something more that I could do in terms of writing projects and recipe development. It’s good to know when to say when.

This last week I put the final touches on my personal planner so I can keep track of the daze. I’m convinced that my personal planner is one of the things to help keep me on top of all the little details in my life.

The following posts share some reasons and ways that having a personal planner can help you. May you be inspired and ready to take on the daze!

Life

Home Management

Homeschooling/Education

Parenting

 

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  1. I just purchased OLAM and am looking fwd to turning it into my personalized household notebook! Time to get more structured around here now that school is starting :) Thanks for all the great tips! Would you mind sharing what exactly those “work hours” are that you mentioned?
    Thanks so much!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      Working from home is a nebulous experience. There is always something more that you can do. So, last spring I marked out blocks of hours a few days a week that were specifically earmarked for writing projects, blogging, etc. It helped me not feel guilty about working because there were boundaries that didn’t invade on family time.

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