1) Never walk past something- If I am headed to my girls room and I see a toy on the floor, I pick it up, don't just walk over it. I have not quite figured out why it seems so daunting to pick up a couple of toys, but the alternative, picking up 25 toys, is much worse. If you figure this one out, please let me in on your secret. So if you are headed to the bathroom and the lotion is out take it with you, it will eventually become second nature to take care of things right away. Another part of this for me is putting away all the bags of stuff after I run errands, so they do not just sit there until we need them.
2) Make a schedule/daily agenda- For me I have a general layout of what I want to accomplish during the day. I DO NOT make a rigid schedule, because with 3 little ladies this never gets kept. Mine looks like this, it is nothing fancy, just a simple written list that I can redo every evening.
As you can see the only time on the schedule is my wake up time, simply because I want to get my workout schedule down. If I do not write things down I end up on the computer for 2 hours while the girls watch movies and suddenly my whole day is gone and we are all still in our PJ's. Don't get me wrong though, some days are for staying in your pajamas and hanging out, but not everyday. Also within this same schedule I will have specific things to do, like blog posts, and deals to pick up at stores, this is just a rough idea of what fills my day.
3) Realize that you CAN do anything- If you tell yourself that you can do something, you will succeed. I know it seems "too simple", but it's true. If you push yourself you can accomplish anything, whether it be a workout or doing household chores, just remember you CAN do it!!
‘It’s your thinking that decides whether you’re going to succeed or fail.’ – Henry Ford
Overall I have found that when I simply focus on meeting my families needs, I can accomplish things without procrastinating (too much) and I can do more then I thought I could.
Giveaway Update- I was really planning on having the giveaway posted today, but I hit a snag in the road... It will be posted soon and you can enter to win the lovely prize!