I purchased a day planner for the first time in many years.
By actually physically writing my schedule each week, I tend to remember what's happening better than before. I create a mental map for the week as I take the time to physically write things down.
I still keep major appointments on an electronic calendar, so my husband can see them from work.
But by also having this physical book in front of me, out on the kitchen table where I can reference it several times a day, I have reduced my anxiety levels exponentially.
Note: I am not even sure I recognized that I had a lot of anxiety until I started "off loading" all the little tasks that I was trying to remember to this planner.
Now that I can count on the reminder, things aren't being forgotten, and I find I have more margin to remember all the things that aren't getting written down here- and there are still a ton of things that aren't being written.
There are truly hundreds of things a day that need to be remembered, checked on, etc. when you are talking about homeschooling three daughters and running a house.
A day planner seems like such an obvious necessity now.
It's making a huge difference already.
My mental load is lightened and I am getting even more done with this support.