March 31, 2010
I've been getting a lot of questions about how I "do it all". I find them amusing because I'm really no different than most anyone else out there - just struggling to keep my head above water in all areas of life as it goes speeding by. I thought I would do a series on "Order of Operation" that covers a few different areas in life and shares tips on how to better 'keep up' and not feel like you are drowning. This series will be good for me because I can always use a refresher on organization. Things tend towards chaos - even for those who have great organizational talents and intentions.
Here's how the series will play out - and the order of operation formula (which my husband came up with - he's a genius and always thinks mathematically). I'll be posting on each priority/area with a different article/post, so be sure to tune in and add your comments to make this a super, interactive series:
Please - P for Priorities (God & Family)
Excuse - E for Environment (Attitude/Homemaking)
My - M for Menu (Nourishment)
Dear - D for Direction (Goals/Calendars/Deskwork)
Aunt - A for Academics (School/Work)
Sally - S for Social (Friends/Family/Media)
Bee - B for Blogging/Being You (Time for self/Hobbies)
All of these things working together in harmony make a complete YOU - a functioning one that blesses her family. Sometimes it seems like a juggling act keeping them all rotating seamlessly. Things get dropped when you focus on one way more than the others. I thought I would spend some time on each topic and talk about it's importance and how you can use your time more wisely in that area. If you have some tips or ideas, send them my way - I'd love to quote you.
For today, I'm heading off to hit my two first operations and get this little schoolhouse/home rolling. I hope you have a fabulous last day of March - and I promise, Lord willing, that I'll be back in tomorrow (no fooling).
PS - Don't forget that today is the last day to enter the book contest and tomorrow is the last day to enter the dress contest!
PSS - Stop by the Post for some great Easter weekend advice from a very wise young teenager - who is now a regular contributor there! Do you know someone who is interested in being a part time author on our team? We love suggestions and tips! We also take guest posts!
PSSS - Isn't that flickr photo awesome? It's by ecpica. He has a whole set of great toy shots on his flickr stream. I thought this juggling shot fit my post nicely - and my kids would tell you that I remind them of a storm trooper sometimes. 'When mommy ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.' He uses wires to set the apples and then edits the wires out in Photoshop. Amazing. I love it.