My kids are out of town and my husband and I are making the most of our days off together. We’ve been to three amusement parks in the ten days, seen four movies in actual movie theaters, and eaten at five or six restaurants. It’s been like a second honeymoon!
Unfortunately, we both have to hurry back from our weekends to busy work schedules, and I find myself missing out on valuable transition time. You know, that time between weekend and working when you get your game face back on, make your lists, and generally prepare for the week?
I usually do this weekly planning on Friday afternoon or Saturday night. If I’ve been especially busy (or lazy), I can do my planning Monday morning. But with the last few weekends being stretched to three (three and a half) days off, I don’t seem to have a moment to catch my breath and reorganize! Instead, I’ve tried jumping back into work with both feet.
Guess how well that has been working out.
I have to have a game plan for the week. I need to have a moment to breathe and regroup between play time and work time. When I don’t get that time, I end accomplishing half the as much work in twice as much time as usual. Fortunately, the kids will be home in a few weeks and we’ll be back to weekends spent doing homework, catching up on laundry, and watching movies on the couch.
When do you do your weekly planning? Do you find it’s necessary to stay organized and focused?