Daily routines put your complex life in order. If you structure every day, though, you can't always account for things that take variable time. Leave those unstructured tasks for the weekend.
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Over at Asian Efficiency, they share one mum's tips for getting everything done. She structures her weekdays with strict time slots and routines. On the weekends she's more flexible, dropping the slots to focus more on a list:
Actually I felt kind of bad for a while about requiring time for this stuff on the weekends. Weekends are for fun! Parties! Relaxing! Movies! Naps! Yay!
But the thing is, this list doesn't take that long and having it all done relieves a huge amount of stress and chaos and gets us all prepared for the week to come. I might take the kids and do grocery shopping Friday afternoon, get the family to help with food prep, laundry, and cleaning for a couple of hours on Saturday, then take an hour or so at my desk on Sunday to get through the rest of it.
After all, living a fully structured life doesn't leave room for spontaneity. Check out the link for all her tips on getting it all done.