1 Corinthians 14:40 (NLT)
I don’t work well under chaos. I get overwhelmed grumpy and unorganized. Sure, my desk is usually in somewhat of a disarray, but my daily schedule is usually planned with time allotted for appointments. Yes, sometimes a wrench is thrown in and I have to make adjustments and that may even cause a little stress. But, on average, I do better with a schedule.
The same goes for organization. A few of my children and I have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). One child could not grasp the idea of organization in elementary school. Papers would be all crumpled in their school bag. It drove me nuts. Thankfully he had some great teachers to help him with this concept.
I must confess, every time I can’t find something, my husband Kevin will say, “if you put it where it belonged in the first place, you would be able to find it.” Of course, that doesn’t always sit well when I’m scurrying around looking for my keys, but he is right.
What does this have to do with me you might ask? Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted? Maybe it is time to organize and reevaluate your daily and weekly schedule. Prioritize, delegate and maybe learn to say, “no” when you need to.
My daughter made me a weekly schedule and printed it out for me during a time when I had way too many things going on. I was stressed. The list really helped me. She combined the many notes and to do lists I had scattered about on my desk and created a weekly schedule. It made my life so much easier. Seeing the week ahead of me, helps me to prepare myself mentally for what is coming up. Maybe the list will help you too. See attachment below.