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Time boxing, have you heard of it before?
I don’t know about you, but I find it much easier to organize my stuff than my time. My stuff never resists being thrown out or given away, but my kids and I resist just about everything! As soon as I make a to-do list, a plan, or a schedule, I can bet that it won’t get done. That leads to a frustrated, unhappy mom and kids who suffer from lack of consistency.
Can you relate?
Organizing our time so we can get the most important things done is vital to the health of our homeschool. Even a homeschool with only the necessary items in their place will suffer from an overloaded schedule or the inability to fit teaching time in.
I haven’t met a homeschool mom who doesn’t understand this. In fact, homeschool planners and to-do lists are some of the most popular searches on Google. I share some of these on my blog that has been helpful to me and others. But these traditional approaches don’t work for everyone.
Fortunately, there’s another way. It’s called time boxing.
What is time boxing?
Time boxing is halfway between a schedule and a to-do list and it’s a powerful way to organize your homeschool.
If any of these descriptions fit you, I think you’ll benefit from trying it. Let me know if you…
- Often underestimate how long your homeschool subjects will take to complete
- Find yourself with a huge to-do list that’s overwhelming
- Really dislike following a detailed schedule
- Get frustrated when your day doesn’t go as planned
- Have a child who is easily distracted
- Would like to have more balance in your day
- Always say you’re going to get organized, but it doesn’t happen
If you can relate to these descriptions above, then join me at Psychowith6 to read more about how time boxing can help.
Want A More Organized Homeschool Life?
The Organized Homeschool Life is a practical guide for achieving homeschool success, even if you’re not naturally organized. As you complete the weekly challenges, you will save time and money so you can enjoy teaching your children.
The Organized Homeschool Life provides you with:
-Short, daily missions that don’t feel like a burden
-Help with creating systems that will get and keep you organized
-Practical suggestions for building stronger relationships with the Lord, family, and friends
-Reminders to prepare for holidays, celebrations, and homeschool tasks at just the right time
-Organizing ideas for all the areas of your life: church, hobbies, business, & more
You’ll also receive:
-Printables needed to complete a variety of missions
-Checklists of each step
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Dr. Melanie Wilson is a Christian psychologist turned homeschooling mother of six. She is the author of The Organized Homeschool Life and Grammar Galaxy language arts curriculum and the podcaster behind The Homeschool Sanity Show.