In a previous post, I referred to using routines as a time management technique. Planning is one of the best time management tips and routines are one of my best planning techniques.
Whether you are raising your family full-time, balancing family with working from home or splitting your time at the office and home it is often a challenge to feel in balance and to feel in control of your time.
Routines for home and work can decrease chaos and create more harmony personally and professionally.
Marla Cilley- The Fly Lady– in her book Sink Reflections: Flyladys’s babystep guide to overcoming CHAOS (Flylady Press, Inc. 2002) states “Our Morning and Before Bed Routines are just a simple way of taking care of things that need to be done each day.” She goes on to say “It is all a process of thinking ahead so you won’t feel behind.”
This was an easy concept for me to adapt and one that I have used for many years. My mom had a daily routine at home as a domestic engineer. It worked for her and it does work for me. I show people attending my organizational and clutter programs my written routine for home. When I am feeling out of balance I will check to see where I am in working my home routine. Most often my routine has been compromised when I feel chaotic. Once I get back to my routine there is more flow in my life.
Which routine are you going to implement today? Personally? Professionally?