Confession: I would totally rather be painting or writing or knitting or decorating something than swishing the toilet bowl.
What? You, too? No way. Wait... Do you ever feel guilty if you're working on special projects? Even if they are things that need to be done? Me, too!
Or do you ever put off those projects, just because you can't figure out when to squeeze them in? Me, too!
Or at least I used to! Read on to find out how I made time for Projects and got rid of my silly guilt...
“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” ~ Peter Drucker
Deciding What Get's Done
I keep a list in my bullet journal of projects that need to get done. Some things are fun, some are just things that need to get done.
On my Planning Day I write which project(s) I'm going to tackle on my Project Day, so I have time to collect anything I need before Saturday.
My project day is Saturday. My husband has to work, but that's totally fine, because my kids have been working hard all week. They get to earn time playing Aetherlight by doing extra chores (on top of their regular ones), and Saturday morning is when the kids cash in their points.
Most of the time the girls (who are too young to play Aetherlight) watch their brothers. If I'm doing something really interesting, like painting, they wander over to check out my project instead.
Since the kids are on pretty strict digital rations (lol), they are totally focused on their game for a short chunk of time. This lets me do the fiddly things that I really need to concentrate on, or just the things I know I need two hands for.
After their time runs out, I get them to help me with Projects, or just have them run around and PLAY. (I have this thing about kids needing to run and climb and swing, especially if they've been digital for a little while).
Ready to create a routine you can live with?