Tag: time management

Summer To Do Lists

Summer To Do Lists

Summer is one of those natural “restart” points of the year. The weather is warmer and particularly for those of us with children, the change from school schedule to summer schedule is a chance to rethink our life goals and priorities. As I sat down…

Reader Question: Do you homeschool on the same 180-day calendar as the public school system?

Reader Question: Do you homeschool on the same 180-day calendar as the public school system?

Reader Lou submitted this question on my last post about our homeschool math curriculum: Do you homeschool on the same calendar as public schools — 180 days a year? I can see where many subjects could be enhanced with ‘more days’ if there is a…

A Ruly Respite

A Ruly Respite

On the move! The pace of life is ever forward!

I never intended to be away for quite so long but I essentially ended up taking a blogging summer vacation!  Since I started writing this blog, I have never taken such an extended absence.

Sometimes when bloggers take a long break there is something terrible or dramatic or exciting going on behind the scenes.  Sorry to disappoint but there is nothing like that going on in my case.  It was, as predicted, a truly busy summer.

I took some time to be fully present with my children, to escort my daughter to her summer camps, to arrange and chauffeur the children to multiple back-to-school checkups, to continue the coordination of the master bath remodeling effort, to plan our homeschooling curriculum, to work on some projects for myself, our family and our home and to enjoy the summer.  Most importantly, I was on high alert as my son took his momentous first steps this week.

Organizing is an evolving strategic process that changes as your life changes.  Sometimes the best organization is no organization.

Getting outside of my regular routine gave me a new perspective on a lot of things.  With all I have experienced and thought about in the last several weeks, I could probably sit down and type out 100 blog posts.  I have a new appreciation for the art of reflection and I think that I probably should take off at least one month each year just to think.

Life doesn’t always afford us time for reflection and thought.  There were days this summer I felt life coming at me as fast as the full blast of a fire hose and all I could do was react.  Some days are like that.  But I also realized that sometimes we make our lives like that.  We are afraid to stop and slow down and just think for a bit.

I just finished watching Suze Orman’s latest show and she closed it with this word of wisdom about how taking care of yourself is sometimes the best gift you give to those around you.  It is something we all need to remember.

I hope that my break has allowed me to be rested and recharged and ready to write better and have better insights to share with you as we enter one of the busiest seasons of the year.

Thanks very much for your patience and for sticking with me!

 

And now . . . I have a road trip to finish!

Time Management During the Holidays

Time Management During the Holidays

Now that we are past the big November holiday, Thanksgiving, the frenetic Christmas season has begun. Managing your time well when you have a lot to accomplish is essential. It should be simple and intuitive for us to realize that when we are adding a…

Ruly Bookshelf: Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

Ruly Bookshelf: Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

I did not make my Wednesday posting schedule yesterday and you won’t get the September summary until tomorrow but I have a good reason . . . I was reading! Recently, a publicist for Stever Robbins, a.k.a. the Get-It-Done Guy, contacted me. Would I be…