The years I spent as an administrative professional, planning events and assisting executive level employees, prepared me in so many ways for the challenges I’ve encountered managing a home as a stay-at-home, work-from-home, homeschooling mom of three. But even with a professional skill set, it is actually one of the simplest pieces of advice that has helped me most in my attempt to administrate home well.
You must establish routine.
Sometimes the tallest mountain that needs to be climbed in our efforts to manage home well is to establish the routine of doing so. I have not once met anyone who actually enjoys the minutia of paying the bills or scrubbing down the bathroom floor. They enjoy the payoff – lights that turn on and off, and a clean bathroom – but rarely the doing of the task. Without the discipline of routine, we are prone to procrastination and that awful domino-effect-feeling of never being in control of our responsibilities at home.
- Time and
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