Goals and Routines – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

     

Welcome to the New Year! Many people make resolutions on New Year’s Day, and often, they do not keep them. This year, I want you to look at this differently. I want you to set some goals for the year. They can be big goals or small goals, but I want you to write them down. Then, I want you to write down a plan to achieve your goals and include this in your routines. The best way to achieve your goal will be to make consistent steps toward attaining the goal.

If you want to lose weight, drink your water and add a check up on your routine list. Menu plan and choose healthy foods. Add 15 minutes of movement to your daily routine. All of these things fit into your routines, if you include them. You can write your routines on sticky notes and post them in the bathroom or on a cabinet that you see daily. You can write your routines in your Control Journal, if you have one set up.

When I set my fitness goals for the year, I write them in my fitness journal for the year with a plan of action on how to achieve them.

If you want to set a goal to declutter your home, then put decluttering in your daily schedule. After all of the years of following The FlyLady, I still declutter daily. I toss papers, or I put things in my box of items to donate. I watch how much stuff comes back into our home as well. These techniques are consistent for me to keep the clutter from building up in my home.

If you want to set other goals, write them down with a plan of action on how to achieve them. You can do it!

This week, we are doing to declutter our living rooms, and we are going to put our decorations away a little at a time.

Zone Missions: The Living Room
Monday – Declutter and start putting away decorations

Tuesday – Put away decorations and detail dust

Wednesday –  Clean out the sofa

Thursday – Clean under the furniture

Friday – 27 Fling Boogie

Menu Plan for Monday – Christmas Leftovers

Weekly Home Blessing – Wash the Sheets

Daily Routines:

Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Daily Movement for 15 Minutes

School: Write Thank you notes with your children. Teach them gratitude.


Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
Family Fun: Take a nature walk today.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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