Routines

Ξ January 16th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Google, MissMunchkin, mental health, my partner, routines, shopping |

MissMunchkin and I both do better with a set routine, day in and day out. So, one of my projects this month was to get back on track in that department. Last fall I had been doing pretty good with the help of FlyLady. Somewhere between here and there it got lost.

I spent a good share of the first two weeks of the year figuring out what needs to be done and actually (and this is the key) writing it down. While I have unsubscribed from the FlyLady lists (too much mail to ignore), I have stolen quite a bit from her site.

One big thing I changed was writing everything on the computer, using Google Docs, instead of in a binder. I don’t know what I’m going to do if Google goes down… it seems to be managing more and more of my life.

I now have a daily and weekly schedule, which has made a major difference in my mental health and MissMunchkin’s growing independence. To my partner’s chagrin I even scheduled things that needed to be done on his day off. Even though they weren’t necessarily things he himself had to do, he was still greatly impressed (ha!).

I think what I’m enjoying the most, and wished I had done long ago, is my grocery list. I wrote down everything we use and eat regularly, printed it and stuck it on the fridge. Then I splurged on so highlighters to highlight items as we use them. Now instead of having to spend an hour (or more) trying to make a list before going to the store (and usually forgetting something), I just grab the list off the fridge and go. It works wonderfully, as long as I remember to print off a new one and keep highlighting!

 

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