Productivity Tip: Creating a Routine

With the lazier days of summer coming to a close and the kids going back to school…it is time to kick it into gear for the last part of 2011. Getting back into a more structured routine can be difficult. Here are a few tips to help create a routine:

  • Nightly Prep – Get your bag ready, print directions, lay out your clothes, charge your phone and find your keys the night before so that you are not rushed in the morning.
  • Travel Time – Add 15 minutes buffer time for travel.
  • Homework – Have a set time every day for your kids to do their homework.
  • Family Calendar – Create and post one family calendar in your home for appointments, school activities, lessons and other family activities.
  • Drop Zone – Create a drop zone for backpacks, shoes and school papers. Make sure it is easy and convenient for your kids; otherwise it will not get used.

Creating a routine will help reduce stress and build confidence and structure in your day.  Each person and family is different, so it is important to create routines that work for you and your family’s needs and lifestyle.

melissa@feelingorganized.com' About Melissa Stacey

Melissa Stacey with Feeling Organized specializes in organization for your home, office, and small business. She works with each client to create a unique system that's geared toward their specific needs, lifestyle, and/or work style. Some of Melissa’s expertise includes filing systems, paper management, closet spaces, offices, and work flow. As a WIC Board member, Melissa oversees WIC’s finances, silent auction, and sponsorship initiatives.

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