If you had told me ten years ago that I could be a full-time stay-at-home mom, living 30 hours away from our family, homeschooling my four children, and running a business in small pockets of time, I wouldn’t have believed you.
In those early years, the days ran together in one big blur, our cinder block student housing had stuff strewn around the floor, and I felt horribly guilty if I put my baby down, let alone did something I was interested in.
In this week’s video, I’m sharing my brand new 5-step PEACE Method Planning system for your week that has transformed my life from surviving the days to waking up excited.
Many other productivity strategies work when you have uninterrupted blocks of time, but that is rarely the reality as a stay-at-home mom. This method is different because it takes thos interruptions into account and allows you to create a schedule that works.
5-Step PEACE Method Planning System:
P: Purpose – what matters most to you?
E: Energy – review the previous week for wins to build momentum and energy.
A: Appointments – Write scheduled items on the calendar.
C: Choose 3 – write down your big 3 for the week.
E: Everything else – Write other “have to-dos” in context-based to-do lists for the week.
This method is easy to start doing and doesn’t need to be implemented all at once. Even doing one thing will increase your peace and confidence in how you use your time.
You are building a foundation here that will be an upward cycle, and who knows what you will create!
Let me know which one of these five steps you’re already doing well and which ONE you are going to try this week.