Posts Tagged ‘Organization’

Personal Contracts

This is part II of my last Blog on Balance 😉

Finding My Balancebalancing_elephant

There are times in our lives that we need to take a step back to reorganize, reassess and redirect our efforts.  This should be a scheduled occurrence.   It could be once a year, every six months, maybe even monthly.  It gives us a time to reflect and move forward in a more positive and productive manner.

In conversation with a friend of mine, we decided that a great way to do this would be to write up contracts for ourselves.  And to keep ourselves accountable, we would send the signed contracts to each other.

We are both working on businesses and trying to find balance with productive schedules that still leave time for us to have a life.  So our contacts were based on those areas of concern.

This idea could also be used in families or relationships.  Not only would it be a great relationship builder but it would assure that everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goals.

What would your contract look like?  What areas of your life would it cover?  Believe it or not, the act of producing and signing a contract that came from your feelings and needs is quite liberating and empowering.  Give it a shot!

Organized Chaos

To Do I can only imagine how chaotic most households are on a weekly basis.  We don’t have any children and there are times that I can’t tell what is up from down!  For those of you who have children, what are your techniques to staying organized in your day to day activities?  There are a few things that I can suggest that work for us, but I would love to hear your ideas as well.

  • First, I am definitely a Type A personality, so lists and I go hand in hand.  Not only is it easier to remember items and activities that are in need of my attention, but it’s a great feeling to mark off the list as it’s accomplished.
  • Second, making a weekly schedule of activities that need to be done (and sticking to it) seems like a fail-free way of getting done the tasks that I really don’t want to do, but in return, having time for the fun activities as well.

I remember growing up; my brother and I had chores to do every week.  How is it in your household?  Does everyone have their own list of chores?  Are they held accountable?  Just as with any sort of partnership, when everyone chips in, the list gets done that much quicker!

What favorite ways do you stay on top of your household chaos?  Being a person who enjoys structure and clever ideas, I’m always looking for new ideas to help me stay organized.  I want to hear yours!