Usually, my day is so full that I’m simply moving to the next thing, but yesterday was different. School went a lot better than it had the day before. That meant I had a little extra time and mental energy yesterday morning. But I didn’t really know what to do with it. I needed a plan.
So, I’ve got my time budget. I can see the hard lines of the day–when I working, when I’m homeschooling. I’m managing my expectations with a tiny to-do list. But how in the world am I supposed to fit everything in? Planning becomes essential. I’ve got to know what we’re having for dinner before our day begins. And there has to be time in the schedule for mundane things like cleaning the bathrooms.
For the past few months I have been slowly working through Simplified Organization: Learning to Love What Must Be Done, an e-course created by Mystie Winckler. She talks about all the practices of an organized life: the brain dump, de-cluttering, keeping a calendar. But what’s different about this course is that she is giving me tools to organize my attitude. She is helping me to think rightly about interruptions and the demands on my time; they are God’s work for me.