Chore Templates — How to Be Productive AND Present in Your Life

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Chore templates help you be more productive AND more present.

Chore templates help you manage what you must accomplish. And at the same time, chore templates give you the breathing space to be mindfully present in your life.  

Finding time to get it all done, while still appreciating and living each moment deeply is a challenge that we each face every day. Especially during times of transition, like the change from summer to fall, this may be difficult. Squeezing in the time to manage seasonal chores, let go of summer, AND enjoy the special moments that autumn brings can seem like an impossible combination of tasks.

This is where chore templates can really help you.

What are chore templates?

They are simple, flexible systems for managing your time and shaping your schedule. They help you avoid reinventing the wheel for recurring tasks. So they free up precious time for other activities that you value while assuring that you get the things done that you need to do.

These templates capitalize on one of the things that your mind does best — noticing and creating patterns. Your templates put everything in front of you quickly and clearly so you can take action. And that frees up your time.

Any repetitive activity with multiple steps can be streamlined with task templates. 

Here how they help…

Use them as a framework for your activities, giving yourself a simple outline for your projects that you can refer to over time. For example, they can help you with the kinds of chores that you need to do every fall, like:

  • Putting away summer clothes and getting out winter wear;
  • Preparing garden beds for winter;
  • Getting ready for school;
  • Prepping your space for winter; and
  • Other activities like putting summer garden tools away, harvesting and preserving garden produce, stacking firewood, etc.

Getting started is easy.

Follow these steps and adapt them to your needs (that’s always first and foremost). Then see how much time you save.

  • List activities or projects where a template would be helpful to you, using the examples above as a guide.
  • Select one project you’d like to work with first.
  • Jot down each activity associated with this project. Include any supplies you will need, and order the activities chronologically.
  • Place all the task templates you create in a loose-leaf notebook or in a dedicated file on your desktop so that they’re easily accessible.
  • Review your task templates to see if important areas have been overlooked. Revise them as you use them, and then save your new-and-improved templates for the next time you need them.

Chore templates are infinitely flexible systems. The more you use them, the more constructive uses you’ll imagine, the more confidence you’ll have in them and in yourself, and the more time you’ll find for what matters most to you.

How will you start using chore templates today?

Here’s more help…

Time is pure potential. You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.  That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices.  If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!” There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

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