In your home and homeschool
Throughout the course of the week, I hear from many of my readers, and one thing that I have noticed is that many of you have a hard time with being consistent with your daily routines. Any disruption to your normal schedule causes you to miss parts of your routines.
Your routines are what get you through the disruptions with less stress. Who doesn’t want that? Less stress. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
But you want to know how to get them done when you have all of these other demands going on around you. The distractions keep you from finishing your morning routine. The disruptions of sickness or travel or a holiday or a weekend derail your routines.
What I have learned over the years of doing FLyLady is that doing my routines every day is what gives me peace. I might have to get up earlier and go to bed earlier, but it is worth it! I am worth it.
YOU are worth it, too!
FLY stands for Finally Loving Yourself.
Doing your routines each day is loving yourself.
When you do your Before Bed Routine, you are checking your calendar, so you aren’t surprised with an appointment on your schedule. You are shining your sink, so you are greeted with an empty sink when you get up in the morning. Laying out your clothes at night means you aren’t scrambling to throw clothes on the next day. Putting things at your launch pad means you have what you need ready for you first thing in the morning. Washing your face and brushing your teeth helps you take care your health. Going to bed at a decent hour means you are giving your body the right amount of rest.
YOU are important!
Even when I travel, I do my routines. If I have company, I do my routines. If I am sick, I do my routines. If my kids are sick, I do my routines.
Your Morning Routine can be done in 15 minutes in the morning, unless you are also getting your shower in the morning. It will also take longer if you exercise in the morning like I do.
There are six basic steps of your Morning Routine.
Making your bed first thing in the morning means you don’t have to think about it again for the rest of the day unless you wash your sheets. Swishing and swiping your bathroom right after you go to the bathroom means you are greeted with a clean bathroom the rest of the day. Getting dressed down to the shoes means you are ready for the day. Checking your calendar means you won’t forget any appointments you have written down for that day. Rebooting or starting a load of laundry means you are not allowing Mount Washmore to take up residence in your home. Checking your menu plan for the day and laying out food that needs to be thawed means you are not stressed out at 5:00 in the evening when you are ready to start dinner.
Your routines will help you have peace. It will help you eliminate clutter as you implement the Zone Missions and Home Blessings.
How are you doing with your BASIC Daily Routines?
Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter items from one kitchen cabinet.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and rice for the guys and veggies for me.
Have a great day!
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