Almost 6 weeks ago ( the end of the week) i decided that i was a little bit -frumpy- . As a result i lounged in pjs all day, and so did the boys. I did not cook anything for supper or clean or, or, or… So i decided to try 1 small routine- as soon as i wake up and get out of bed i get fully dressed, brush teeth, wash my face and put makeup on. Sometimes i even put on a bit of jewlery- just to spice things up.
I really felt that i needed to do something for my self- without buying anything. This was all i could come up with because it started at the very begining of the day. Exercise was out of the question even though i wanted to do that first, i knew it was not the right start and it most likely would not last.
You would never believe what a difference that makes in everything for the day. For 1 thing i am not cold when i have clothes on so then i can get off the couch and do things. I am alert and awake ready for the day, to have that start is so wonderful. I needed to do that so terribly bad (my family needed me to do it too).
I thought that it took 3 weeks to make a routine a habit and i was telling mom and Dallas this the other day, Dallas said it took 1 month and mom said that it took 6 weeks. So i have waited the longest habit guess to start my next one. I have been trying and thinking alot on what should be the next logical routine to start. There are many things i want to do so i am going to choose 2 things to work as new routines. This morning i set my alarm clock for 7am and creaped out of bed at 7.15am- this is a routine that i want terribly bad, for 3 reasons-
1- i want the house to be warm when everyone wakes up and that means i need to have the fire started and going for 30 minutes or so for the heat to start circulating.
2- i want to be up and dressed before anyone else is awake
3- i want to have the kitchen ready and breakfast organized for the boys
Now the 2nd routine i can not decide- should i start a timeline routine and slowly work my way to bedtime OR should i just pick something i want to work on at a random time of the day.
I have a couple ideas running through my head but nothing decided.
– bible reading and prayer is very important but often neglected
– cleaning chores are life but not so life and death- they need to be done
– mantaining the house is a big on for me- ie: clearing off the meal before 5 minutes before the next, sweeping, tiding piles
– making a routine for the boys- ie: brushing teeth before bedtime, also getting dressed when waking up(having clothes laid out might be a good idea!) etc…
– exercise- need i say any more.
These are all things i will do in time but for now i need to pick another to make into a routine. I will mull these around until the end of my 6 weeks and then decided and let you know. For now i am setting my alarm for 7am again tomorrow!!