Welcome back for the second excerpt from my book “Get Pretty, Kick Butt!” If you missed last Friday’s post, I shared my personal story of how I got into and out of my mom rut. Today I’m sharing one of my biggest secrets for getting more done.
Being a mom of three, blogging and managing a busy home can be a little overwhelming sometimes. So how do I do it all? I honestly couldn’t if I didn’t have some kind of meticulous plan for carrying it out. Meticulous, but do-able. That plan is what I call my Kick Butt Routine and it has truly revolutionized my life. Read on for today’s excerpt.
The Kick Butt Routine
“Making and sticking to a daily schedule establishes the framework for getting more done.”
That first week that I stuck to my new routine was life changing. I got SO much accomplished. When my husband came home to find me preparing a healthy meal WHILE looking pretty, he was pleasantly surprised. The house had been cleaned up and the kids were done with their homework. Yes, my new Kick Butt Routine was already changing my life – and my family’s too.
The key to organizing my life was realizing that I had to treat my week days like work days. One of the things I missed about being in the corporate confines was the need to “keep hours”. I didn’t even give it any thought back then. Work started at 8:00 a.m. and was over at 5:00 p.m. In between I had regularly scheduled calls, daily responsibilities and a lunch break. When work was done, I drove home, fixed dinner and did homework with the kids. Life, in some ways, was simpler when I worked in an office! I had to translate that same structured routine over into my home environment.
Now my weekdays are governed by the Kick Butt Routine. On weekends, I allow my schedule to naturally flow as I would have when I worked in an office. The other five days of the week though are carefully planned out to help me “keep hours”.
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