15 months into motherhood, I still find myself a bit scatterbrained more often than I care to admit. Unfortunately, I can no longer blame hormones or lack of sleep so I’m simply going to blame motherhood and assume that it will be a long term affliction.
To whip myself into some kind of working order, I created what I like to call the Get ‘Er Done! Series (I live in the Shenandoah, surrounded by country, so I guess a little redneck has rubbed off on me…). This series includes everything I need to keep my personal and business to-do’s within reach and in one place – for me, this is a huge improvement from the handful of moleskins I had scattered about!
I’m going to assume (or maybe hope?) that I’m not the only one out there with my head in the clouds, so to keep us all a little more grounded, I thought I’d share with you what has worked well for me so far…
- The “Master List” is the mother of all lists, where you can write down anything and everything that needs to be done. You can even create categories to further help you organize your list and stay focused on individual projects: DOWNLOAD HERE.
*Please note: this list is VERY similar to Meg Biram’s Master List, which is where I received the inspiration. I am offering a single page printable to get you into the groove, but I would highly recommend purchasing her notepad for months worth of list-keeping (and read her blog while you’re at it)!
- The Master List does wonders for the mind, but after forgetting to purchase multiple supplies in my quest to cross items off of my master list, I realized my need for a separate shopping list. Hence, the To Purchase List was born: DOWNLOAD HERE.
- The Calendar speaks for itself. I use it to organize my blog posts and write down my top 3 priorities for each day: DOWNLOAD HERE.
- Since you can really only fit so much on the weekly calendar, I created a Weekly Notes list to compliment it. Think of it as a footnote to your calendar: DOWNLOAD HERE.
And there you have it folks! A no frills and no-holds barred excuse to get organized. Feeling a little less scatterbrained yet?