I was telling a friend of mine about my day. Honestly, I don't think I do that much more than any other mom - I just keep my kids close to me while I do it. I get up the same time as everyone else (7ish - 8ish), get the kids ready for the day, give them their lessons, work, and keep my house (reasonably) clean.
Her reaction was, "Wow, you must be so organized!"
Well, I am, in my work life. My desk is clean and organized - it has to be for me to keep my clients happy.
My organization starts the night before. I have a rule that I don't go to bed until the house is cleaned up - not perfect, but tidied. I want the bathroom where the kids take their baths cleaned, laundry in the hampers, the kitchen cleaned from dinner, the dining room table cleared, and the living room picked up. It takes me about 20 minutes to get all this done.
Then I decide what clothes I want to wear the next day, and make sure they're in good repair.
Everything I need for the next day, I set on my desk or place by the front door. Do I know where my keys and purse are?
I spend a little time pampering myself, meditating, catching up on my leisure reading, and I'm ready for bed.
All of a sudden, the next morning is easy!
Thanks to FlyLady, who taught me the way.