Since that realization once again (this is not the first time I’ve had to reassess and readjust my habits) I have taken several steps to reverse the order I’ve been doing things. Each day I am trying to fill my jar with rocks first then fill in the spaces with pebbles and sand. Of course, I’m not where I want to be but I can see progression.
One of the biggest changes we’ve made as a family is our schedule. Over the Christmas break we created individual schedules following the Managers of Their Homes guide. We started the first week in January and were amazed at what a diference one week made! Seriously. Our home was a little cleaner, school was more productive, I had time to spend one-on-one with each child AND Mr. Ferrero Rocher. There was even time for some never-thought-I’d-get-to-do projects. After a month we only found a few areas that needed readjusting.
Now that we have a schedule that is working for us we are starting to fine tune certain areas. Right now we are working on a more detailed cleaning schedule and chore chart. Other areas that will need further scrutiny: our house projects – creating a list of what we want done, mommy and me time – what the kids want to do when they have my full attention, fun stuff and hobbies – keeping our focus on only one or two things (this is mostly for me), homeschool – a constant concern 😀 .
On a personal level I am also going to be cutting back on my blogging time. I will still post the regular Saturday recipes, Sunday FHE lessons, and Wordull Wednesdays but other than that there are no guarantees as to when a new post will come. There are other more important, needful things that I want to spend my time on.