My Secret Weapon: I Plan for Me

I am so busy. I homeschool three girls. They have so many activities. I am so busy. We run a ministry. I write. My husband runs his own business. We are so busy.

Everyone says to me all the time, “You’re so busy. I don’t know if you have time to do this.”

What other people don’t know about me is I have a secret. I have a secret weapon that makes me appear busy to everyone, though I’m not as busy as you may think. Why? Because I schedule my time well.

One, I schedule my quiet time. Two, I schedule time to take care of myself. I plan my meals. I decide what I am going to eat ahead of time so I am not hungry and dizzy, trying to shuffle food around and find something to eat. I schedule time to work out and take care of myself. In fact, I schedule time at the gym to encounter people. I also schedule time for naps. I schedule time for myself. I schedule time for my husband and me to have dates. I schedule date time with each of my girls. I schedule dates with a couple others. I schedule time to write. Therefore, when you look at my schedule, it is slammed. It is packed out wall to wall. I drive my kids from here to kingdom come. I’m in the car a lot. I use my time wisely.

My secret weapon is that I schedule my calendar for my family first. Do you? How are you scheduling your day? Do you give your time away so your family only gets leftovers, or are you giving your family time and then giving everyone else what is left? Let’s share below how we schedule it out and what our secrets are.

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