Creating balance when getting organized

This morning I am joining with other bloggers to share ideas about how I plan for an upcoming week.  For me getting ready for the week is about creating a balanced list of things I need(would like) to do and things that I didn't accomplish from the previous week.  

I ALWAYS have items from the previous week.  That used to bother me, but now I kind of like it.  I intentionally overplayn so that I have lots of items to choose from.  By putting several ideas on my lists, I can take advantage of small chunks of time.  For example, when I have 5 minutes, I can quickly use the online scheduler to make a doctor's appointment or pay a bill.  When I have bigger chunks, I can select other ideas.  

To create balance, I divide my list into 4 sections: ME, WORK, FAMILY, OTHER.  

I divide items into each of the categories.  I have written in detail about the purpose of this here, but the long and short of it is that I found that if I do too much in any one area of my life, I neglect other parts of my life and become a GRUMP, particularly if there are no "ME" items each week.  

So, what's on my list this week?  Grab a glance below...

How do you get ready for the week? Jump in with your ideas...

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7 comments

  1. I love how you balance it all with this chart! So smart and all four squares are so important! Thanks for linking up and joining us!

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  2. Balance is key. I don't have kids, but I definitely struggle to balance my time between work and husband/home and me. He actually said last week, "why don't you take a day to do something you enjoy. You've been working and cleaning house and going since the day you got out for summer." Sometimes I forget about me. I think I'll add a little section like this to my planner! Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Love this! Balancing everything is so important!!

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  4. Love the Me square!!! So important!!!

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  5. Thanks! The me square is super important! Even when I only have a couple of things it in for me, a little me time every day keeps me sane and makes me a better person for everyone around me.

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  6. That such a great idea! Thanks for joining us!

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  7. Great idea! I know my work list is toooooooo large, so this will help me cut that down and add more to family and me. :)

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