Looking at my sons’ happy faces after playing their favorite sports always sends me a sense of inner joy. There is nothing that can make a mother happier than seeing her children happy and safe.
My two sons are involved in their school’s football varsity team. This means that they always have practice sessions even during weekends. Because I want that their academics would not be adversely affected with their busy sports schedule, I organized a daily plan and a list of things-to-do every day as my guide.
- Create a plan. I have a planner wherein I jot down all the possible activities in a month. I also put in the planner my things-to-do in a daily basis so that my schedule and my children’s time management is well-organized.
- Create sports plan. I made sure that there is a balance between sports and academics. My two sons are not allowed to have football practices when they have exams the following day. Their academics is just as important as their sports. I am happy that they do not have classes in weekends and my two boys can maximize the time for football practices.
- Make a list of things to be done with the family. Despite the busy sports schedule and our individual tasks in the family, I made sure that I list down all the things that we should do together as a family. It is important for me that we will be able to bond as a family even just once a week.
I cannot say that my everyday planning and organizing is perfect. There are days that the schedule just gets uncontrollably hectic. When such thing occurred, I did not fret. I stayed calm and took my time to gather my thoughts and contemplate on the priorities of our family. The well-being of each family member is the topmost priority. There are times that my kids were so hard on themselves when it comes to their sports. They barely have no time to rest. So my husband and I talked to them and told them that they should not make football as their life because they are still young. They should also focus on their academics as well as making friends outside football. In this way, they will remain well-rounded and focused on their studies.
Meanwhile, proper planning is the key for a healthy and peaceful home. It became a habit for me to write all the things that need to be done in a day, week and month. The various schedules of the family members are well plotted in my organizer. In this way, I will not miss anything special or important. Also, this is not only my guide but also a planner of the entire family. We all enjoyed making plans together and plot our busy schedules together. The family that plans together has a harmonious, well-organized and fun-filled home.