I have a multi-faceted approach.
Daily - dishes, one load of laundry (washed, dried, folded/hung, and put away), pick up after ourselves, one of us usually scoops the kitty's box, run the Roomba in a different area downstairs, etc.
Mon - Spend an hour on the house in addition to the above.
Tues - Spend an hour on finances and paperwork. Make any related phone calls, which is beyond the one hour.
Wed - Spend half the day working on a project of some kind (the types of projects run a WIDE gamut....house-related, volunteer-related, craft-related, family-related, etc...). Sometimes the project is ALL DAY.
Thurs - DD's early day from school, so we spend those extra hours doing special things together (this also runs a WIDE gamut...cooking/baking together, manicures/pedicures, playdates, shopping/fun errands, child-focused project, etc...).
Fri - I make it a point to spend at least some
time with at least
one friend, preferably in person, but if the phone is all that is going to happen, then it is a close friend and a long conversation. Usually, though, it is something fun with local friends (free or very cheap).
Weekends - We tend to stay home on Saturdays or stick close to home and spend it together as a family, unless we have other social events. We tend to do family-friendly activities on Sunday out and about. We just maintain the house mostly, but sometimes will take on house projects that counteract that greatly!
Monthly - I use my "tasks" list in my email program (Entourage for Macs; similar to Outlook) extensively. I get things done solely because I took the time to enter it once and set up a recurring "task" that pops up as often as I want it to...