Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Week at a Glance

One of my New Year's resolution is to plan better. To take control. To be proactive and not reactive.

In order to be proactive at home I know that I'll need to have a plan. I usually do pretty well at flying by the seat of my pants, but have recently realized that there might be a better way for me. So I'm going to give planning a chance. I made up this simple chart to help me. There is so much packed into this bad boy that I'm actually giddy over it! I've taken some ideas I know will work and some I think may work for me and combined them on one sheet of paper to hang on my fridge. The idea is that Sunday mornings I'll print a new one and start plotting out my week.

Week at a Glance

There's a box for every day of the week, duh. And a box for notes. Right now it is being used as my shopping list. Then there's a spot for me to plan a menu in advance. I've never been a meal planner and I know even trying to plan a week at a time is setting myself up for failure, so as long as I have the next day filled out before I go to bed it will be doing its job. By having a dinner plan before 3 pm will put me in control of that situation.

The next line is for housework. This is my take on the FlyLady system. Everyday I'll pick an area to spend 10 minutes working on and eventually my house will be immaculate (ha!). Even if it isn't immaculate it will be better than it was before. Its all about the baby steps!

The dots at the bottom are to keep me accountable to myself. The top 2 are for exercise. Each dot represents a half hour, The next line of 5 is for my servings of fruits and vegetables and the bottom 8 are for glasses of water. I'll put a check mark in the bubble to keep track. Hopefully there are no empty bubbles at the end of the day.

So there it is, my effort to plan ahead while still allowing the flexibility I know I need. Feel free to download your own weekly planner and join me in being proactive in 2011!

6 comments:

  1. We have found that it really helps to have meals planned out for the week before hitting the grocery store. This is a great idea to take it further and have more daily and weekly accountability in many aspects of your life.

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  2. I love this. I like how it has so much packed into a small thing without so much detail. I also like the house part as something in addition to the everyday dishes, laundry, pick-up house. . sometimes that overwhelms me and my schedule. But really? You can do a lot in ten minutes and fit it in any where in your day. Thanks!

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  3. This is so great to have it all on one sheet of paper. Thanks for sharing the download.

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  4. Love the idea of using the dots at the bottom to track healthy habits. Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. I love this!! Its so cute and colorful. The dots are great. Thanks so much for sharing this. I can't wait to use it!!!

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