And I’ve seen this question asked to others before, as well. To which the typical reply is “Schedule your day. Schedule your meals, your playtime, your nap time, your work time, etc.” Well .. I am here to tell you the exact opposite. Don’t schedule shit, because when you fail to follow that schedule you will feel lost and like you’ve failed.
So I am here to tell you, absolutely do not schedule anything, except maybe your doctor appointments, your online events, and your daily automated posts. Those things you can schedule. Everything else should be left up in the air. Sounds like chaos right? But actually letting go of the restrictions you are putting on yourself is very freeing. And, since you don’t feel like you have to do certain things within certain time frames, you will be getting a lot more done!
Keep an infinite or ongoing “To Do list” so you know WHAT needs to be done, but WHEN it gets done just so happens to be when you can fit it in between managing the household and caring for the kids. For example : If you wake up before the kids wake up , grab a cup of coffee, check your to do list, and see what you can get done before they wake up. Then, after breakfast while you know they will be getting some screen time while digesting their food, go check a few more things off the list.
Right now I am at the public pool writing this blog on my MacBook Pages app while the kids hang out in the baby pool. You can fit work in all day long if you just grab those work pockets and actually check things off of your to do list rather than catch up on the latest episode of A Handmaid's Tale. Actually you can work while watching A Handmaid's Tale, if that's your thing. That is the beauty of working from home, right?
I once tried holding myself to a tight schedule but I found that when I couldn’t keep my commitment to it I would completely throw in the towel for the day. Now, I am getting more done on the daily, and I’m not stressing myself out over trying to stay on schedule.
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