Are you a list writer? We have a joke in our house that I have a list for everything. Well I do and I like it, I find it helps me to be productive, organised and able to somewhat stay a float in the business of our life.
This is how I write lists.
HAVE A MASTER LIST
I have a master list that has everything on it big and small (from major house maintenance jobs which may not take place for another month, to shopping items and loads of washing). I actually keep this list as a draft email as it means I can read it and edit it both on my phone and laptop, the two places I'm usually working through stuff. I just delete things as I go and add more as they appear! This list is also categorised into groups such as 'to do around the house', 'to order or buy', 'to think about or get info/quotes on' etc. This usually helps me just stay on top of what needs to be done and if I get some time in my day I can check it and do something off the list. Hubby and I also once a week (ish) touch base and edit the list in the case new things are needed or he's done some of the bigger jobs.
HAVE A DAILY LIST
On busy weeks I write lists per day and include on that any meals that are planned as well so I know how long to factor in cooking or time at home at what point in the day. Daily lists include outings, appointments, phone calls scheduled, things to buy or pick up and meal to be cooked.
Writing lists really helps me feel in control of what I’m responsible for and frees up my mind to enjoy the people I’m doing life with, and it helps my husband know how to help me get through some jobs that have been getting put off or are too hard for me while the kids are around, he kindly goes through my list with me and sees if there are any jobs he can do on his way home from work or in the evenings and is very gracious to help me do them.