Here is a great post by Robin Sampson. She has hit the nail on the head once again when it comes to proper household management…it all starts with the Lord. I only put the first part of her post here. You will want to go to her blog to read the rest.
Do you ever feel like there is never enough time in the day? Are you always rushing? Have you ever laid awake at night worrying over whether you did everything you needed to do for the day or about what you need to do the next day? Do you feel stressed at the end of the day?
Time management and productivity skills are not just important to corporate executives. We moms have a lot of things to do and stuff to juggle. With so much to do it is easy to get overwhelmed or over stressed.
God wants us to make the most of our time (Colossians 3:23). Moses prayed, “So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom. ” (Psalm 90:12) In Ephesians 5:15 Paul said, Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
The single most productive tool you need to organize your time and home is a prayed over to do list.
Your list can be written in a simple notepad, a fancy planner, or kept on your computer but you need a to do list and you need to pray before you create it. You may not think something so simple could help so much, but it really can.
Once you write a to do list you feel relief. You get what you need to do organized on paper and out of your head. Then you have a reminder for later. Get it in writing, and you’ve taken the first step to getting it done.
Most people will only write an occasional to do list once they are completely overwhelmed but then return to their regular fly-by-the-seat of-their-pants no list mode until they lay awake at night overwhelmed again. Be proactive! Make and keep a daily to do list.