Are you planning your week?
When Monday comes around are your already frazzled before the week starts? Because your kids had soccer practice do you hit the drive through instead of eating a decent meal?
Are you doing anything to plan your week? You should be looking at the week ahead and making a plan. This means taking some time on Saturday or Sunday with a cup of coffee, glass of wine or a beer and looking ahead. For me Sunday before church works well.
What should you be planning? Your work, unless that takes care of itself. What days and how are you going to exercise. Meals-are there kid’s activities a couple of nights so you need a crock pot meal, or need to do a little meal prep? Time with your wife or girlfriend and date night. Yes plan it!
I will tell guys you need to “plan your play!” Yes sexual spontaneity is a wonderful thing. However, sometimes when schedules are busy you must schedule and plan your play. It also tells your wife that she is a priority.
Trust me if you don’t schedule and plan date night it will not happen!
Spending 15-20 minutes on the weekend can make your life so much easier during the week. Look at your schedule then plan your meals for the week. Now that they are planned making a shopping list of what is needed, as you look what you have in the fridge and pantry as you get a fresh cup of coffee or glass of wine, it only takes a few minutes.
I use a note book which also lets me see what I cooked last week and the week before so I can make sure there is variety.
By doing a little planning you can make it more likely that the family can sit down for dinner 2-4 times a week. This is critical time without phones in our face to spend with our kids and significant other.
Monthly goals need to be set at the beginning of each month as well. If you do not set goals, plan how to achieve them you will look up, it will be the 23rd of the month and you have no chance to achieve the goals you set!
When you set monthly goals, these get factored into your weekly planning keeping you on track to accomplish your goals!