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5 Ways I’m Planning for a Busy Fall Season – S3, E3

on August 15, 2023 by Jami Balmet 0 comments

In this episode, Jami continues the planning discussion from episode 1 and digs into all the ways she’s planning for the upcoming Fall season. Listen in!

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In episode one of this season, we discussed 5 ways that we waste time as homemakers, and what we can do about it. Today we are taking this lesson one step further and discussing how we can actively plan for the next busy season.

I’m building out new schedules for the fall right now, let’s discuss how I’m doing it!

  • Brainstorm and dream
    On the way home from our recent road trip, Jason and I took some extended time to really talk through our plans and hopes for the fall. We both have some areas we want to work on and incorporate into our schedules. But we are trying to make sure that we are being realistic with these plans and not trying to jam-pack way too much into our schedule! So we started out just really talking about ideas, kind of like a brain dump. We both talked about health goals we both want to work on, things we’d love to add to homeschool, etc.
    It helped to have a time where we just kind of brain-dumped all the things!
  • Go category by category through our plans
    After we had that more general brainstorming session, I then took my Kindle Scribe and went category by category into our plans through the rest of the year. Here’s what we discussed:
    1. Our health goals
    2. Homeschool objectives and we developed a schedule
    3. Big work projects and WHEN they will happen.
    4. We discussed the Christmas budget and what our ideas are for the kids this year. I now have my Christmas list done and I’m on the hunt!
    5. Then personally, I have my own goals and plans to work on: my cleaning routine and meal planning around the house, etc.
  • Make sure to look back over the last season to see what worked well and what didn’t.
    • It’s not just about productivity, it’s about designing a schedule that works well for our family
  • Be really clear on what your priorities truly are.
    • Remember, these priorities can change every few months.

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