Set Yourself Up For Success With Weekly Planning
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My husband and I like to start the New Year off with a Date-Meeting. We went out to dinner, went over our budget, and set individual and family goals for the year, and began planning our weeks (free planning tool below). Sounds romantic, huh? :-) It was actually a lot of fun and felt like really good quality conversation (there’s not much of that with small kids, ha).
We work best together when we’ve communicated and have a plan. It puts us on the same page and that’s key in this life stage of working, parenting, and trying not to put ourselves completely last. I imagine most couples would also feel productive, prepared, and less-stressed using our newly adopted technique - so, I’m sharing it here with you!
Pick a day/night that works for you to do weekly planning together. Many experts recommend Sunday or Monday, but that wasn’t working for us. We chose Friday night. It makes perfect sense for us in our life-stage because the week is done, but we need full utilization of the weekends these days.
We do our weekly planning for Sat - Fri and here’s what we include in the schedule:
Give it a shot for a few weeks! You will most likely love the feeling of staying on top of everything life is tossing your way.
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