I often feel that my days aren't as productive as they could be. While I know that life with kids is unpredictable, I think that if I make more effort, I will be able to do more—because I want to use my time well.
So the day before yesterday, I outlined the way I wanted my next day to be—realistically. I listed several different items to choose from doing during different times, as well as scheduled events that had to happen.
And you know what? Even though I didn't get everything done on my outline, it just felt good to have a plan. I felt more purpose in my day, and I was able to accomplish the things I most wanted to get done.
I think I will do this again.