We often wonder how to organize our lives, but neglect the one practice all professional moms need.
A weekly review is a common business productivity recommendation, and a practice I encourage in Simplified Organization. It is a time to reorient yourself to what you have on your plate and renegotiate your commitments. You take some time and look at your calendar, make fresh to-do lists, decide what your biggest responsibilities are this week and then make sure those stay in front of your face so they can get done.
Moms are professionals – they have important work that must be done. Professional moms need a weekly review just as much as a business executive. We have sports practices, volunteer dates, meals, and so much more we must accomplish in a week. The process of evaluating everything that’s upcoming in a calm manner beforehand helps us meet our commitments with peace and preparedness.
But it is hard to discipline ourselves to set aside the time. It’s more likely that we act like amateurs, continuing as we’ve been going without pausing to reflect and set ourselves up for a solid, focused week. Instead, let’s be professional moms, focused on making a difference.
Let’s be professional moms. Here’s how to do a weekly review.