Planning : Home

For some it comes naturally while there are others who are constantly in a state of confusion or not-wanting-to-do-it-but-have-to-do-it sort of situation and there are others who for some reason are unable to identify the need for having to do certain things.

If you have read my previous post on Planning (just in case you haven’t here’s the link), you know that it can be tricky at times. Managing a home ain’t easy either and specially if you are doing both — working and household chores and in some other situations having a child too, you sure can do with some more hands or just imagine you have more when you don’t.

Let’s just say you don’t have a very cooperative partner or you are a single parent for different reasons or you just have to deal with multiple things for some other reasons. Here’s something that can help in making sure you have your mojo at the start of every single day, every day of the week, every week of the month, every month of the year.

  1. If you are a working person know what your work schedule looks like. This will help you to know what time you need to wake up in order to do the rest of your chores.
  2. If you like taking a lunch box to work or you just plainly don’t have the time to eat at home and go to work then prepare for whatever you need to cook the next day — in terms of picking up groceries, cleaning, chopping and then refrigerating if need be; kid’s projects, ironing your clothes or getting it from the ironing place (if you have that privilege). If you can pull this off in the morning then nothing like it. If you are not a working person but people at home like to carry one to work even then this is super helpful.
  3. Make the most of the time you have available, this helps in great ways you will discover when you least expect. Know that there are things that can be done after you come from work and the ones that can be done before you go to work. In midst of this always find time to rest — this is mandatory.
  4. If you are juggling with work, home and are also having a child with no support then remember while childcare is a part of home, yet there are priorities that will differ from your usual household tasks as compared to when a child becomes a part of your routine.
  5. Lists are also a part of planning at home and will keep you on top of things — this irrespective of where you store them (in your head, on post its, in the phone, on a computer or laptop, on a pin-up board)
  6. If you have support, know when to stop doing it all and delegate.
  7. Always make sure you are able to do it all which will make it easy for you to not get stuck in any situations while you are enjoying the flow of things.

This is just a part of the whole planning process for home and I have not got into the nitty-gritty of things because you will be the best judge of that based on the timing of things for you — home, work, schooling, other priorities. One thing is for sure — be willing to pamper yourself at regular intervals and keep that mojo on!

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