DeAnn - posted on 09/14/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I left a corporate job recently. My kiddos are 12 and 5, and both in school. My daughter's kindergarten is a full day 7:45-2:45. So, I'm finding a lot of time on my hands and initially I was really motivated to do housework and such, but now I'm lacking motivation. Like most of you, I have a biz and will default to spending time doing passive things related to it, as well as passive home things like shopping for birthday presents, looking up coupons, paying bills online, etc. Before I know it, I'm still in my pj's and it's time to pick up my daughter.
Afternoons are nicely busy because there's homework to help with, chores for the kids to do (which means I have to set a good example and do at least something), and dinner to make. The days just seem to be wasted - I don't have a boss lording over me anymore, so maybe part of me feels entitled to some veg time.
Even when I am motivated to get things done, I find myself distracted by some other immediate task constantly and never finish anything!
Would you please share your tips on how to stay organized, manage time better, and be more productive?