I’ve noticed recently that I’ve been feeling out of balance in my life.  I’ve gotten a few suggestions for better time management and I’ve put together a system that I’m hoping will work for me to get things done without feeling overwhelmed – I’m calling it the Rule of 3.

Balance can be hard to find but here’s how I’m going to start.  Each night before I go to bed, I’m going to make a to do list for the next day with 9 things on it:

3 things to do for my business

3 things to do around the house

3 things to do for me

Even if the things are relatively small (doing a load of laundry or running the dishwasher for example), I think that by doing this, I’ll be able to get more done and feel less stressed.  It’s been working so far.

A recent list looked like this:

Write blog

Write ideas for next newsletter

Prepare for meeting with client

Clean floors

Clean out fridge

Change sheets



Yoga class

Of course other things come up in the day (playing with Chloe, grocery shopping, meals, etc) but by prioritizing 3 things in each category that I really want to focus on for the day, I’m not running around feeling like I need to tackle a mile long list in one day.

What do you do to prioritize and get things done, while making sure you’ve included time for yourself?  Share in the comments below.

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