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Hi. I am Elizabeth. 

Welcome to my blog. I use this little space to chronicle the adventures of the Noel family!

The Importance of Schedules

The Importance of Schedules

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I am super excited about this series that I am starting today. I have taken several things that are of great importance to me and want to share with you why they are important.

I was inspired by  the series that Annie Downs did on her podcast at the beginning of the year. She talked about different rhythms to incorporate into our lives (journaling, good food, sabbath, lent). Go back and listen to those on the That Sounds Fun Podcast if you haven’t heard them. They are so good!

Today I want to share about schedules. I have had a planner since middle school and have used it religiously. I have tried using an online calendar, but there is just something about writing something down in my planner that helps me remember it and feel accomplished!

My kids also thrive on schedules. I don’t mean planners, but picture schedules and a first/then chart makes all the difference in the world.

I am not spontaneous, like at all. I like knowing what is coming and preparing for it. It is a blessing and a curse.

I love sitting down with my planner and my coffee, plan out my day and make my to do lists. Seriously, that makes me more happy than it should.

Another reason schedules are important in our home is because Bryan travels, and the boys always have doctors’ appointments and therapies. And on top of that I am an adoption consultant, a Kids Director at church, a blogger, and a person who likes her sleep. :)

Bryan and I sit down every Saturday or Sunday afternoon, take our calendars and go through the next few weeks and add anything that has come up from the previous week and make sure we are on the same page. We also go over our budget and we meal plan during this time as well. It’s not always fun to do it, but it is necessary to make sure things don’t fall through the cracks.

So as you can tell, the Noel home is filled with schedules and calendars, and planning. I would love to hear about what kind of schedules that are important to you and why!


 

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