I'm a right brain person...
I'm impulsive and intuitive and I've always dragged my feet when it came to "schedules" for our homeschooling and/or for our home...just the word schedule brings me down.
Things always got done, but not necessarily when they needed to...I'd remember to think about dinner around 4:30 and then wonder how to get the rock-hard chicken to thaw AND cook by 5:30 when we needed to leave for dance class.
I knew I had to become more disciplined. But, I didn't want to become a slave to a schedule (shudder) either...So, I prayed and asked God for wisdom on how to better order our home.
We still don't have a schedule...
We have a "Plan." (It sounds much nicer don't you think?)
And life is running a bit smoother around here. (except when people are sick and then I kind of operate on survival mode...like right now - just being honest)
I've begun to plan meals ahead of time...Boiling a whole chicken gives us delicious meat for a meal (with leftovers), and a side benefit is the delicious home made broth for other recipes (it's wonderful for cooking rice and sauteing vegetables!). My home made pizza crust recipe makes 4 crusts - 2 for now, 2 to put in the freezer. My Italian Bread recipe also makes 2 loaves...
I've started thinking about meal planning differently. It's a make it once, use it twice philosophy that has helped us to eat healthy meals, and be more frugal at the same time. A real win-win situation all around.
It's amazing how a little bit of foresight can make a big difference!
I'd love to hear how you use a "plan" to help your day run more efficiently! Feel free to comment and inspire us all!
Find more inspiration here:
Growing Home - Teach Me Tuesday
Time-Warp Wife - Titus 2 Tuesday
Far Above Rubies - Domestically Divine Tuesday