Thursday, July 30, 2009

BlITZ-It Friday # 20

As many of you have been enjoying your blitzing during the past 20 (can you believe it?) weeks, I have decided to switch it up a little. It's been great tackling some form of blitzing every week and working on my big project, as often as I can, but I need a change.

I don't know about you, but I need to change gears for the weekend also. So, I find it helpful to plan for the weekend, making lists for when the blitzing should happen etc.

The goal here is not to work yourself into a frenzy all weekend; the goal is to be able to enjoy the weekend, with some peace of mind. So, all you have to do for this new and improved "blitz it for the weekend" is make a bunch of lists of things that you are going to do for the weekend.
It can be a menu, a blitz schedule, a happy thought, a focus, etc.

Your Ready for the Weekend blitz can include but is not limited to:

Weekend focus: this is what the "main activity" is. For example: hospitality, yard work, bulk cooking, lesson planning, or reading.

Weekend inspiration: this is a verse, a poem, a thought, etc. to keep your motivation strong.

Weekend tasks: this is a list of what needs to be done and how you plan to accomplish it. It can be a schedule, a list, a chart or whatever makes sense to you.

Weekend food: Yes, we probably should plan a few meals for the weekend. Or you can make a list of food that needs to get used up.

Weekend treat: Plan something fun, enjoyable, and relaxing for yourself. Use it as a motivation and a reward for getting your list done.

Here's what I am planning for the weekend:

Weekend focus: hospitality/ cooking for guests/ visiting/ Bible discussions

Weekend inspiration: I Peter 4:9 "Show hospitality to one another without grumbling"

Weekend tasks:
Friday: grocery shopping, general cleaning, (2 blitz sessions)
Saturday: cooking, ordering school supplies?

Weekend food:
Friday: grilling pork chops, squash, wild rice

Saturday: white chicken chili, corn chips

Sunday: ham, potatoes/ root veggies, cabbage salad

Weekend treat: knitting socks!

Mr. Linky has changed; put your link in your comments, OK?

New to blitzing? Here are some links to get you started:

Basically, blitzing is forcing ourselves to focus for a set period of time on hands-on tasks.
Read about the: one hour blitz and staying focused.
Also, blitzing with kids is a blast if you are an airchair general.

Glad you could join us! Now you have MANY choices about using the blitz. You are welcome to do/ try any or all of them.... and so many photos to choose from!

1 comment:

Mrs. Parunak said...

Another great blitzing idea! Love it!