And by that point, I often have my laundry going… floor swept, and other such things.
I have also discovered planning takes alot of stress out of life!! I had been getting very frustrated with my day. But by planning my day/week, things are much more organized.
I had tried for years to make a planner/home management binder work for me. It looked like a great idea. I had seen so many ideas for a BIG 8×11 size. So I tried it. But you know, I did not use it- because it was so big!! I could not haul with with me wherever I went, and would wish for it. I finally found a better idea- a HALF size one. And now I LOVE it. It is much simpler and basic then the bigger size… but it works for me. I like menu’s now… I had tried them before, but could never make them work. Now I plan them Sunday evening or Monday morning. for the week. I know that may not work for alot of people, because of how you do your shopping. (I only go about 2x a month. Grocery that is.) I plan to do a post about my binder at some point, so won’t say whole lot more about it right now.
I have loved how much smoother my days seem to go… I love being up ahead of my boys, ready to greet them when they sleepily come to me for a morning hug… I love being ready, emotionally, to give of my self… I love my quiet time before they get up… I love the ‘extra’ hour or two of work that I get… And best of all I love my attitude through out the day… All because, I’m on ‘top of the day’, and have a plan for it. I’m so Thankful God showed me another area I needed to change.
*Disclaimer-Before you think this works perfectly everyday-It DOESN”T!! There are still mornings I just sleep in, there are mornings without motivations, there are times of frustrations… mostly because of a particularly late night previous. Or mornings some little boys rise before I am ready for them to get up. But I do know it works when it is put into practice, and since practice makes perfect, we’ll keep practicing it as much as we can!!
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