Why planning in home management has so many benefits. Make your home management more effective by starting a plan today.
Anyone who manages a home is basically a CEO without the fancy title.
Whether you realize it or not, you are managing an organization with people, facilities, financials, and more.
Home management has so many moving pieces, it can be overwhelming.
To help your organization (your household) run more smoothly, it can be helpful to look at what CEOs of corporations see as the primary functions of management.
Planning in Home Management
The primary functions of management in business are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
As a manager of your home, you definitely do all of these things!
When life is busy, planning in home management sometimes has to take a back seat to the more urgent needs of your family.
But taking the time to plan will have a huge positive impact on your family life.
Here are some ways planning will benefit you:
Planning Saves Time
It may seem counterintuitive, and even impossible to be able to set aside a big chunk of time to make home management plans.
The good news is that even a small amount of planning and brainstorming can make everything else about home management easier.
If you can set aside 5-10 minutes a day to make a home management plan and start implementing it, you’ll see a huge return on your time investment.
Don’t know where to start?
Planning Helps You Think More Clearly
Have you ever felt like you’re just constantly thinking about all of the things you’re supposed to remember?
When you have a good plan in place for managing your to-dos, you can relax.
When you have a solid plan for how you’re going to manage everything that you want to do both at home and in your life, you feel more calm because you know things won’t fall through the cracks.
This frees you up to be more present, creative, and focus on what’s important to you.
Planning Helps You Take Control
As parents, it’s normal to feel like we’re always in reaction mode.
Planning helps you start to feel more in control of your home simply because you know how you’d like things to run in your house.
Even if your plan doesn’t pan out perfectly (spoiler alert: it probably won’t), you’ll still get closer to your goal than if you stayed in reaction mode all the time.
Planning Has Compounding Benefits
“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives
you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy!” – Brian Tracy
The more you make planning a part of your routine, the easier it will become, and the more benefits you’ll see.
As you gain more experience planning in home management, you’ll be able to tweak things to make them more efficient, easier, and more effective.
This all translates to more time and energy for you!
Start with a Home Management Plan
If you’re just starting to think about home management, or you want something simple and guided to help you focus on the tasks with the biggest impact, go here to grab our free home management workbook and start planning today.
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