Managing Time and Housework

Managing Time and Housework

A modern housewife has a lot – cases, plans, gadgets in the kitchen. Children, hobbies, household affairs – all this requires attention and most importantly – time. There are tried and tested tips that will help not to be scattered on the secondary and have time to be important.

Love the rituals

Rituals or routines are a term that has become popular with the emergence of the author’s order system Flylady. In fact, this is a sequence of actions that we perform day in and day out.

Despite the fact that everyone has a sequence of cases, there are common points – morning rituals are devoted to the beginning of a new day, evening rituals are devoted to its completion and preparation for the next.

Our task is to bring these rituals to perfection. Knowing what and in what order you need to do in the morning, you will spend less time and energy on throwing and gathering (especially moms with children).

At the initial stage, it’s best to fix your rituals in the phone or a diary to check. After a while, this will no longer be necessary.

Start a daily schedule

The habit of regularly keeping a diary can be safely called the starting point on the way to order and organization. You can read books on time management as much as you want, organize space, make rituals, but if you do not plan your time, you will constantly slide back to chaos and hecticness.

It is very important to choose your own diary format, such that it will be convenient for you: handwritten variants like bullet journal, dated tables, online applications, good old tablets in Excel – experiment and try.

Schedule the days when you plan your time and try to stick to the schedule. For example, on the 1st of every month you write a list of 5-8 big tasks for a month, every Sunday – make plans for the next week, in the morning or in the evening paint tactical tasks for the day.

Organize space

Each of us knows how long it takes to look for a second glove, a bag with a second footwear for the child, a necessary contract or a receipt for payment.

All these problem situations have one cause – things do not have a permanent, convenient, understandable place for everyone.

If you set the goal to manage – without the organization of space can not do. Take a room, write out what activities are going on in it, what things are needed for them. Place the items so that it is convenient to take in the process and return to the place. For example, you read books on the couch, and the bookcase is located far enough away from it. As a result, a bale of books and magazines is constantly formed near the sofa. The solution is to allocate a place for these “fugitives”.

Put a beautiful wicker basket where it will be convenient to put what you are reading right now. A simple reception that will add order and coziness.

Replenish resources

The secret of success is very simple – you have a feasible plan of action for you and the strength to do it. If everything is clear with the first, then at the second moment many people do not pay attention.

Meanwhile, the task of remaining “in the resource” is one of the most important.

Consider and make up your list of ways to make up for strength. One needs to be alone, others need a regular physical load, someone sews, reads, or works on creativity.

It’s a bad practice to try to charge an already-sown battery when there’s a lot of noise and a lot of things around, but there’s no time. Caring for yourself should become for you an indispensable item worthy of entering into your diary.

Delegate

Carrying a lot of things on yourself and doing it for a very long time – is fraught with at least chronic fatigue. The modern mistress can be compared with the leader, in whose management the whole family: her life, plans for the future, holidays, shopping and much more. And if we draw an analogy with business, then the company where the director does everything himself, will not last long or will become inefficient with time.

Exit – delegate what takes a lot of resources from you. If someone considers this a luxury, look how much money on average goes to small (only at first glance) spending – going to a cafe or restaurant, buying unnecessary or unnecessary things. Even an approximate calculation will show that such spending will more than pay for cleaning your home or washing the windows.

Do not hesitate from time to time to use courier delivery services from shops, babysitter or a professional cleaner, rest and stick to a comfortable schedule for yourself – and then you will definitely be in time!

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