So about that formula I posted last Friday... As part of an ongoing effort to balance endless responsibilities and desires with limited time, I recently set up a few systems to try and get organized. I posted these not-so-pretty-to-look-at signs in places where I would see them lots - the laundry room and kitchen.
They are simple chore lists, divvied up by day of the week. I also filled out all our weekly activities on the family calendar posted in our breakfast nook and used the chalkboard next to it to make a list of top-priority tasks and errands for the week. (I warned you it was a very Virgo system.)
This organization of tasks, plus the commitment to do them on certain days resulted in...
...productivity! Laundry got done and put away in manageable loads, household responsibilities were knocked out in stolen moments and all my weekly goals were actually accomplished! This productivity, without stress resulted in a surge of...
...creativity! I had more time and mental/emotional space to write (my Mother's Circles article is finally almost done!), finish my treasure maps before the next new moon (look for a post on these this week) and finally, to shop for fabric and begin my creative plan for the prayer flag project planned for this Friday's New Moon Circle (watch for a post on this as well).
So, to complete the formula: Productivity + Creativity = Peace, Love & Happiness.