So. This week Jessi and I are continuing on with tips and tricks learned from our own experience in endeavoring to use our gifts to bless our families.
One thing I know about myself very well is that I am horrible at time management. Just horrible at it. I'm very easily distracted by another cup of coffee or an hour reading blogs or a few minutes on facebook or any other thing than work.
I've learned to work by this principle: a body in motion stays in motion. I don't have dedicated work times everyday but on the days that I do, I take a shower and get completely ready before I drop my older two children off at school. And when I come back home with our youngest, I eat a quick breakfast and try to stay moving.
The truth is that if I sit down to savor the funner things first on work days, an hour has passed and I've forgotten much of what I needed to get done that day. So I try to stay in motion. Unload the dishwasher. Fold laundry. Get packages ready for the mail. Take a walk with a kidlet. Anything that's at the top of my being intentional list for the day.
And then when it's time to work, I can just work. I don't have to shower or do maintenance kinds of things. I can just work for my allotted time.
I've had to accept this way of living bit by bit because the truth is that even though I'm an early bird, I love to have a slow morning. But too many slow mornings lead to total chaos in my brain, heart and house. The beauty of this whole shift is that sometimes, some glorious times, I get to have a slow morning anyway because I've made the most of my time. Also. I always make sure I have a dedicated quiet morning around once a week.
A few encouragements for you:
1. Get ready very first thing in the morning.
2. Try to stay in motion. Set a timer if you have to.
3. When you think you're done. Try to do just one more little thing. Just try.
I can't wait to hear from y'all. Will you try to stay in motion? Do you already stay moving? Share if you'd like!