Make a Weekly Survival Hit List

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Today’s activity with baby was another one of those more for the parent; I’m constantly on the hunt for the best and most efficient way to organize my mind, our days, our weeks. I have several methods for planning the family’s week, but it always feels a bit scattered.

For events, there’s my day planner, with a column for each person. I highly recommend this – or at least a color-coded system – so you can quickly see not just what the event is but who needs to be where and when.

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Next there’s my method to plan weekly meals. My best advice for menu planning is: don’t wing it! Especially with Veronika now eating a varied menu each week, I plan meals ahead of time in a spreadsheet. When it comes time to make a grocery list, the info is already there!

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Then I write up daily meals on a wipe-clean board. No out of sight out of mind here!

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But I still don’t have a way to string it all together in one place, and I’ve been searching online for inspiration from the bullet journal (bujo) crowd, which I tested briefly with Veronika’s schedule.

Here is one method I liked, laying everything out on a page:

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There’s a column for appointments, housework, blogs or work-related items, a meal section, and then of course the Hit List for the week’s important to-dos.

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Each item gets a dash when incomplete, which turns into a plus sign once done.

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I’ll test this for a week or so, and see if it manages to combine my disparate organization methods thus far. What does your weekly hit list look like? Please share in the comments!

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