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Apr 17 2014

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Day Four: An Hour a Day for a Productive Week

(Just scroll down for Day 4 if you’ve read this part)

This post was started because I was reminiscent of “spring break” as a kid. After the break at Christmas, I’d trudge through a couple more months of winter until the week before Easter marked that the warm weather was beginning. It was a sweet taste of the summer vacation that was around the corner.

As an adult, it’s just another work week. If you have kids, it’s an expensive week of daycare. Like a lot of people, you may be saving your vacation time for summer and you’re stuck watching other folks pin, post, or Instagram photos of their epic spring vacation. Boo.

So what’s a girl (or guy) to do stuck home for the week? Aren’t you glad you read “Balancing the Busy” because I figured it out for you.

An hour a day, you’re going to do something outside of your normal schedule. Something different. Something good for the soul. And hopefully, HOPEFULLY, you will feel like you had a fulfilling, productive week when you’re done. A little bit of family time, a little bit of friend time, a little bit of you time- just give it an hour a day.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Day 4: OrganizeDay Four: An hour a day to a productive week

A place for everything and everything in its place- Benjamin Franklin

Inexpensive: Clean out your junk drawers, purge outdated meds in the medicine cabinet, get rid of worn out winter clothes or spring clothes that don’t fit right anymore, maybe start thinking garage sale or find a place to donate them, label your pantry containers or shelves (yep, I’m that crazy), catalog your photos (I need more like 10 hours for this)

Splurge: Raid Target shelves for Rubbermaid containers and organize your craft supplies, buy the bins and shelves you’ve been eying to get the kids shoes and backpacks organized, hit up Home Depot for the shelves you need to get all that crap off the garage floor

Bottom line: Accomplish a task in your home, no matter how small, that you’ve been meaning to do. It will feel good to purge and/or organize and cross something off your list.

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