These two sheets make my life SO MUCH EASIER.
When my sons were still babies, I suffered with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS (also known as ME). Everything hurt and at my worst, even changing a nappy left me needing a lie down. Over time I developed some coping mechanisms (such as the “shift your bum” method) that helped me get back to some kind of normal. I still use most of these even though my symptoms are long gone.
Which two weekly organising sheets do you need in your life?
Keeping these two weekly organising sheets changed the way I live. Back then, they managed to help me get through the day. Now, they help me keep up with the ever-changing demands of being a home-educating, school run mum who runs her own business and volunteers. They don’t solve all of my problems, but they go a long way to ensuring the balancing act continues.
The meal plan
I think I lost count of the times I stood, staring vacantly into a fridge full of food, not knowing what to cook. Keeping a meal plan not only meant I always knew what to cook, it also meant I started to save money by wasting less food. When I started to transition to being a vegetarian, having a visual representation of the week’s meals meant I could see how much meat I was eating in a week. Now I do the same for eggs and dairy.
Having a weekly timetable on the wall means I never have to wonder what I’m doing next. I mostly only use it for home education and work now, but at one time it had every household task, uni deadline and meeting on it.
Do you have any time management hacks you wouldn’t live without? Let me know in the comments!