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Put in the Big Rocks First

 
If you are having trouble getting everything done each day, remember to put in the big rocks first.


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If you start your day with a million little things, you could end up with a day full of those teeny tiny tasks, but feel like you got nothing done.  But if you start your day with the biggies, you may feel like you did more.  Try putting the core subjects first; writing, math, science, history, etc.  Toward the end of the day you can include the fun, fluff, and little things.  That way you'll always feel like you accomplished something every day!It's a great way to start the school year, too.  Start with the core subjects only, then add the smaller subjects, adding just one thing at a time, until your day is full.


Rosie on facebook calls it her "rock garden."  I loved that!
"That's how I start the year,starting with the larger rocks and adding the smaller ones, once the large once are in their place. It may take two to three weeks before the "rock" garden is set." ~ Rosie

Kathy and Debby shared their perspective on the small things - the pebbles and sand that distract us from the big rocks.


"I've got my big rocks in place today. Not sure I'll get past the pebbles, but I am REALLY glad to have those rocks taken care of.~ Kathy"Thanks for the reminder. I tend to favor the "sand," frittering away the time, and then, there's no room left for the huge boulder that has been staring at me all day!" ~ Debby




So just for today, don't get distracted by sand or pebbles.  Put in the big rocks first into your rock garden, then add the itty bitty stuff after those are handled!


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Comments 2

Guest - Tammy on Thursday, 03 October 2013 18:02

Yes, but!
Wondering how to figure out the big stones from the pebbles? Some days it seems character qualities need to be front and center. Other days it's math and science (especially when thinking ahead to college). Then there's communication...written (composition) and spoken (speech, debate). Then I realize I've neglected how to grocery shop, cook, and balance the checkbook/ budgeting. That's when I start to freak out and throw my hands up in the air!

Yes, but! :) Wondering how to figure out the big stones from the pebbles? Some days it seems character qualities need to be front and center. Other days it's math and science (especially when thinking ahead to college). Then there's communication...written (composition) and spoken (speech, debate). Then I realize I've neglected how to grocery shop, cook, and balance the checkbook/ budgeting. That's when I start to freak out and throw my hands up in the air!
Guest - Birdie on Thursday, 03 October 2013 17:42

Lee, your advice is excellent. I do core bible, language arts, and math first; every day. Science and history rotates for younger, science each day and rotate with history for older. It works so well. Free time is such a reward for my dear children 8-).

Lee, your advice is excellent. I do core bible, language arts, and math first; every day. Science and history rotates for younger, science each day and rotate with history for older. It works so well. Free time is such a reward for my dear children 8-).
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