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Emily Rhode

Hi ladies! I am one of Jennifer’s beta testers and I’m going to share with you my experience with doing the daily focus list. Now first thing you should know is that I have four children ages 5, 4, 2, and 7 months old. So I’m sure that many of you know by the ages of my children that I don’t have a lot of extra time in my day for pretty much anything! I’m also nursing and my youngest still wakes up every hour to two hours each night.
So when I started doing this list I quickly realized that there was no way that I was going to be able to fit in all the things that I hoped to get done all in one day. So what I decided to do was to put the things that had to be done everyday like dishes, laundry, nursing etc. on the list first. It quickly filled up! I then created a time slot called “daily focus” and on a separate piece of paper I wrote down all the things that I would work on in this time frame. Things that didn’t need to be done every single day so things like cleaning, baking, stuff on my to do list, errands, deep cleaning and organizing etc. At the start of my day I will decide what I’m going to get done in that time frame and if I don’t finish it then I will continue with it the next day. And I try and keep it simple and just pick one thing.
Another tip I can offer you is to look at this list as a guide for your day, not a set in stone schedule/list. It’s to help keep you focused on the things you hope to achieve each day. I try to find a balance between being focused and being flexible for the little things that happen in life. I hardly ever have a day where I actually do every single thing on my focus list. But I love having it because it reminds me of what I need to work on the next day. Getting yourself in the right mindset will make this go even better for you.
Hope this helps some of you! Happy homemaking ladies!