I try to keep organized as a stay-at-home mom, but it’s rough. You know I love me some office supplies, and, of course, I LOVE printable daily planner sheets that I find on Pinterest. But they always seem to make me feel guilty.
I start out with the best intentions, with loads of tasks I want to get done, but poopy diapers and toddler tantrums don’t cooperate with my drive to accomplish all the things. I waste ink and paper on beautiful printable planner pages, fill them out with my favorite Ultra-Fine Point Sharpie, and then feel like a total FAILURE when the list of incomplete tasks just sits there, mocking me, at the end of the day.
I know you feel me.
I’m tired of beating myself up for things I don’t get to. I’m tired of setting myself up for failure just because LIFE happens. I want to organize my day and my mind and set goals, but give myself grace each day. In fact, I’d like to make grace and gratitude part of my plan each day.
So that’s what I’m going to do.
I created this printable daily planner sheet for myself, but really it’s for us.
It’s a to-do list, a brain organizer, but more than that, it’s a record of grace. It’s a place to list our daily goals, but also to require we forgive ourselves often. That forgiveness and grace isn’t a sign of weakness, but great strength, shedding the weight of impossible standards, and instead celebrating our daily willingness to start again.