Every mom needs a daily planner to prioritize, organize and manage her busy day.
Use this daily planner for goals, tasks and schedules.
Manage Your Time
Use your Daily Planner for time management. Think of it as a schedule that focuses on making sure you get done what you really need to get done, when you need to do it. A schedule that helps you to plan when you will have the time to do your most important tasks.
Strategically plan your day according to things like brain power required. Some tasks require critical thinking, so plan those tasks for times that allow you to have a moment of silence or have an easier time focusing.
Prioritize Your Goals
Using a Daily Planner to break down your day and prioritize your goals can provide some much needed motivation. It’s essential to set priorities effectively for all areas of your life starting with your long-term goals.
Choose your top 3 goals for the day, and keep in mind that they could be a continuation of yesterday’s goals. Then break down each of those goals into mini-goals, or steps, that make the bigger goals easier to reach.
Did you know that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down?
Organize Your Tasks
Using a Daily Planner as a daily itemized task list is an effective prioritization tool. Rank your daily tasks, from highest priority and most important, to lowest priority and least important:
- Begin with your most pressing, most urgent and most time-sensitive tasks first.
- Then list the tasks that you should do, but don’t necessarily need to do first.
- Then the tasks that would be nice to do, but don’t necessarily need to be done today.
Here are some things to think about:
- If you use a cleaning schedule, you can add the cleaning tasks to this planner.
- If you use a chore schedule, you can add your child’s chores to this planner.
Plan Your Day
Create a daily planner to schedule a time or time-block each task.
- Write down all your daily commitments and appointments. Begin with your most pressing, most urgent, and most time-sensitive tasks first.
- Write down your top 3 goals for the day. Break down each goal into as many mini goals as possible, and schedule time for these.
- Create a schedule with commitments and appointments scheduled first, then mini goals, and then tasks that would be nice to do.
Is ‘prioritizing your day’ something that works well for you, or is this something you need to try? Let me know in the comments below.
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Crystal is the owner of The Organized Home, LLC and producer of The Home Approach® program; empowering moms to create an organized home that they love, so they can thrive at home. With over ten years of combined experience working in the Professional Organizing industry and coaching industry, she combines her expertise in decluttering, organizing, and home management with her passion for helping moms to bring out the best in themselves.
While coaching moms is her God-given calling, she also loves being a mom to her young children (ages 4, 6 and 8), date nights with her husband, and family outings on the weekends. Above all, she is most passionate about following Jesus and inspiring others to do the same.