Feeling overwhelmed? The 3 day week is much easier to manage than a full seven day plan.
- Write a 3-day "to have done" master list. Make a list of things that absolutely, positively have to be done three days from today. These will feed your daily to-do list.
- Write menus and market for only 3 days at a time instead of a whole week. This change has been a huge mental "win" for me. I can write a three day menu in the blink of an eye, the shopping is a snap, and everything fits easily in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. As a bonus, I've gotten better at planning the menus to the weather and what I already have on hand. Because of a well-stocked freezer and pantry, I can easily go an extra day or two if I don't have time to grocery shop.
- Take a baby step towards a new habit. Another mental trick. Even getting up an hour a day earlier for three days seems very doable. If you have anything you've been wanting to add (or subtract) from your life, three days is a great period of time to try out that commitment.
- Catch up on an old commitment. It happens to us all: the laundry grows out of control, the History paper falls behind schedule, or a sewing project gets stuck on the back burner. Plan a three day "blitz" to get yourself back on track.
- Keep your plans in clear sight. I keep a whiteboard on the back of the kitchen door that I divide into three columns. I put up our general schedule, any special errands or chores, appointments, and our menu. Since everyone in the family sees it multiple times a day, we end up with very few oopsies.
Busy seasons of life come and go. A three day week may be just the boost you need mentally when you're flat out physically.
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