Rather than learning to juggle like Patrick Dempsey (seriously, McDreamy juggles! Watch him on Youtube.com) I try to use apps to organize my workload, life, plans, etc. The main one I use is the Reminders app that syncs on my iPhone, iPad and Macbook. You should see the reaction of my almost-three-year-old granddaughter if she's holding my phone before her 9am dance class, when my daily reminders pop up one after the other. The poor girl thinks she broke my phone.
I bought another app, Home Routine, with the hopes of setting up housework chore lists and such, but haven't had time to figure it out. Oh, the irony, right? I've learned how to set Reminders to repeat daily, weekly and monthly, which helps, and have learned how to put a time in the description that doesn't move the reminder to that time, when I need to do something before a deadline.
But the biggest tool in my kit is the little ones my quilting friends have taught me over the years. Set a timer.
In theory, that timer is keeping me from the edge of the cliff. In actuality, I'm not about to test giving it up and seeing if I can get things done on time.
Do you have any methods that help you get through your schedule? Please share. You never know when you might be saving someone a meltdown.
~*~USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Fish is an avid quilter and auto racing fan who finds there aren't enough hours in a day/week/lifetime to stay up with her "to do" list. There is always another quilt or story begging to steal away attention from the others. When she has a spare moment she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and their families, and her fairy princess granddaughter. Her books include The Bridgethorpe Brides series and the Small Town Sweethearts series.
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