Several years ago a good friend I had the pleasure to read through the Homemaking Journal of the grandmother of my dear friend. Full of the simple details of her days. Slowing down with the introduction of a new baby and speeding back up when things children were older. It was a beautiful thing!
A Homemaking Journal is part diary part Home Organizer.
Geared to help motivate you and get you back on track if you’re in a homemaking funk this idea is a little different from a Homemaking Journal or Household Notebook. The concept is simple. You take a for example…
- Got up late, made beds and had breakfast with kids. Try setting alarm half an hour earlier.
- Homeschooling started while I cleaned bathrooms.
- Did a load of laundry and then did crafts with kids.
- Lunch…I’ve got to come up with better ideas for lunch.
- Jotted down reminder to call tax guy
- Baby down for a nap, got some business work done…Finally!
- Dinner is easy, tacos
This is a nice simple example. Could be my day. Part of it actually is.
The process of jotting down your activities has a twofold effect. On the one hand you can find times in your when you seem to be struggling with productivity and maybe reorganize your schedule. And the simple act of keeping track of your days inspires you to accomplish more. You may find yourself much more productive just because you are keeping track.
Just a thought.