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Schedules School Runs And Sandwiches – STP024

Released Sunday, 1st October 2017
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Episode 24 -  This week we (Lisa and I) talk about using ideas we have looked at before, applied to being a working Mum or Dad or anyone who has to balance work with life. We consider why we tend to keep those things separate, when actually one can help the other.

Some of the stuff in there is:

How it seems easier to apply productivity solutions to work
Why it's different applying them to family or home life
The difference between a work meeting, and sitting to dinner with family
It all going wrong in the morning
How a night time routine directly affects the morning
Things to consider for the nighttime routine

Setting out clothes for the morning
Making lunches
Having a defined bedtime
Agreed wakeup times
The roles each person plays, and how they can impact everyone else

The virtuous circle
Some good routines and checklists for kids are here
Here's Entrepreneur.com's thoughts on end of day routines for adults
Other routines or checklists to consider:

Meal planning
Checklists for items needed on a day out
Checklist for items needed on an overnight stay
Holiday stuff packing lists
Christmas or Party lists - who is doing what

Bacon sandwiches 5 ways!
How schedules can work for families and working parents
The importance of planning for things like:

Time together
Talking time
Family time
Homework time
Chores and jobs
Setting half an hour to look at the coming week together

Google calendar - here's a quick start tutorial
Goals - why they're not just for work
The importance of setting personal and family goals
Michael Hyatt's method of setting personal goals
Good family goal setting resource at - mytimemanagement.com

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