The past two Homeschool Mom’s Boot Camp posts I’ve completed, I talked about ordering your priorities and then shared with you a printable to help you become intentional about scheduling time and activities within each priority.
Most of my printable, though, was made up of seven sections that had lines numbered one through six. These are for your daily tasks. This idea also comes from the book Creative Counterpart. In the book, the author, Linda Dillow, relates the following:
Charles Schwab asked an efficiency expert to come up with a plan to help his employees accomplish the things they needed to do (Can anybody relate to that besides me?). The expert said that he could boost production by 50 percent. Write down the six most important things you need to do. Begin with number one and do NOT move on to anything else until you have completed it. After completion move on to number two and so on. After a few weeks, Schwab sent the expert a check for $25,000 and a note that said this was the most profitable lesson he’d ever learned.
So these sets of six lines (one for each day of the week) are where you are to prioritize what you need to accomplish each day. I only fill these out the night before, just in case something comes up or I don’t complete something from the day before. I include any activities that I have in my priority boxes that way I make sure and get those scheduled in so I don’t forget about them. I also include those normal every day activities like “school” and “laundry”. The only thing I change about this method is that I might jump up during school time and throw on some laundry, start dinner, etc. I don’t sit and do school with the girls until it is totally completed. That would make my day very unproductive!
Here is a picture of my Top Six from last week:
This method helps to keep me focus and feeling productive. Some days I manage to get all six items marked off, some days less, but I always manage to get something off of my Top Six list finished before I fall into bed at night.
This post completes my Homeschool Mom’s Boot Camp process. On Thursday, I’ll be sharing how to become even more efficient in your home and home school.
Don't forget to check out the other boot camp mom's who've linked up at Everyday Snapshots. Lots of good, motivating stuff going on over there!!!
Falling in bed each night with a peaceful heart knowing I’m doing the best I can in the tree house,