Scheduling – Keep a Calendar
As a single parent you can’t make it without a calendar – it’s a must have.
You can’t trust your memory; it will fail you at the most important times.
Carry your calendar with you at all times.
Utilize the new technologies such as Microsoft Outlook, the I-Phone and the Blackberry.
A paper spiral monthly calendar will, also, do just fine.
Keep it up to date.
Don’t try to memorize it – you’ll always forget something important.
A day planner is a good idea.
Put all reoccurring dates like birthdays and anniversaries on your calendar.
Don’t forget to list doctor’s appointments, school events and holidays.
A calendar will save you much embarrassment with others and especially your children.
Preparation eliminates a lot of turmoil, sweat, and exasperation!
PLAN, PLAN, PLAN – You can never plan enough.
When things in your life become hectic and begin to fall apart, a good reason why these things are happening is that you needed to do a better job of scheduling.
Make your Planning/Calendar book the second most important book in your life, right behind your Bible.
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I’d spend six sharpening my axe.”