Now that the semester has started back up, classes are rolling, work is still busy for both my husband and I, and a new semester of ministry leading the college group is in full swing, things feel a little hectic and chaotic here at The Pink Potpourri HQ.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Lately I've been overwhelmed with leaving the house at 7:15 am and not returning until 10 pm at night. Laundry piles up, dishes are stacking next the sink, and who knows what's growing in the refridgerator. Its either nothing can get done, or the second I get organized, somethings a mess again!
A few things I've learned to help me get through busy times such as these:
-each day make a "To Do List". Prioritize...most important things first. Go down the list and get as much done as possible. What's not finished, do tomorrow.
-give yourself a certain amount of time, and set the oven timer. You have 10, 15, 30 or however many minutes to get as much things done...dishes, pick up the house, laundry...whatever.
-delegate - my hubby is busy too...but sometimes he can share a few minutes with me to help out...like set the table and get drinks, or take out the trash. Also, we have lots of kids at church that we can depend on to help us out in times of need.
-make a schedule - this is pretty hard for me, but I look at my week and find that Sunday afternoons are best for me to go to the grocery. no plans, zack is usually studying, and the store isn't too crowded. I make a list and menu that will get me to the next sunday.
In my QT today, I read in Matt.4:23-25 how Jesus was traveling, preaching and healing all over. He was being pulled every which way, with tons of responsiblities going on all at once. and what did he do? He KEPT GOING. what an incredible motivation for me in this time of struggle. My human response/want is to ditch the chores and curl up on the couch to an episode of The Office :)
What are some helpful time saving tips that you use? Any suggestions?