Organize Your Weekend

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Organize your weekend to make sure that the fun and the not-so-fun both get done, and that you’re refreshed and ready for a new week.

Organize Your Weekend | Life as Mom - Organize your weekend to make sure that the fun and the not-so-fun both get done, and that you're refreshed and ready for a new week.

Organize your weekend? Say what? I thought the weekend was a time to relax.

Well, it is! But, you know that there are some things you can do now to make your weekend awesome, to make sure that the things you want to do and the things you have to do both happen. And so that you can have a little rest time as well.

Organize Your Weekend

If you organize your weekend, you can prioritize as well as party. Here are some strategies to organize your weekend and make the most of the time you have:

1. Check your meal plan.

Do you have everything you need for meals this weekend? Do you have a meal plan? Are you being intentional with your take-out and restaurant meals (if any)? Not sure what to do about meal planning? Grab this month’s meal plan, A Month of Fall Favorites.

It doesn’t always happen that I’m on top of it, but I did have the foresight to put a chicken in the crockpot this morning so that I will have cooked chicken for Chicken Bacon Subs tomorrow. I’ve got the ingredients for Queso Fundido and Cheese Enchiladas for later in the weekend. Yay for yummy weekend meals!

Organize your weekend by making sure you’ll eat well!

2. Check your calendar.

What’s on the docket? Little league? Piano recital? Company coming? Take a good look at your calendar to make sure that you are aware of what’s coming. You can avoid snafus and the oh-yeah-we’re-supposed-to-be-two-places-at-once thing.

If there’s some blank space on the calendar, consider if you want to leave well enough alone. Too often we try to squeeze more in than we can do with grace. Organize your weekend by pacing yourself.

Organize Your Weekend | Life as Mom - Organize your weekend to make sure that the fun and the not-so-fun both get done, and that you're refreshed and ready for a new week.

3. Plan for fun.

My calendar involves a lot of work, actually. We’re in the midst of a room-by-room organizing project. Today I sorted through every piece of clothing my girls own. Save me!

But, all work and no play makes life no fun for anyone, so we’re breaking for pizza in a bit and having a movie night.

How can you organize your weekend to include some fun? Watch a movie. Play a game. Take a hike. There are plenty of practically free things you can do together as a family.

4. Plan for rest.

Last week was crazy with my brother’s wedding; this weekend it’s the Big Clean Out. But, in the midst of it all, I’m hoping to take a good rest. I know that a rest day is super beneficial to me, both spiritually and physically. It’s added motivation to make good progress on our projects tomorrow, too.

Organize your weekend by taking some time to rest and refresh.

See? To organize your weekend isn’t to map out every minute and put post-its on everything. It just means to prioritize and make room for the important things.

What are YOU doing to organize your weekend?

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