ISO 400 35mm f/2.8 1/60 secs Day 9 ” Stairs” #365PhotoBlog
Today is the day my fifth Masters course opened up! In addition to that I have several other personal & professional responsibilities. Over the years I have trialed and errored a few ‘ways of being’ if you will. I am not saying I practice these faithfully; but my life is much easier when I do. For this reason I thought I would share.
My husband taught me this. I guess I always knew it but was too stubborn to listen. In case he reads this post I better give him the credit.
Pack the lunches the night before and lay out the kids clothes.
Now last semester I was struggling to find pants for my son in the 5 baskets of unfolded clean laundry. So believe me when I say this is easier said then done. But this morning was a dream– no rushing AND I knew where everything was!
I HATE doing this. But if there is a chance you will be alone with your kids during the hectic morning of school prep and rush out the door. Do yourself a favor and shower (or soak in the tub) the night before. Just in case you can’t make it happen in the morning chaos– your co-workers will thank you.
Make a To-Do or reminder list. Better yet find a planner that meets your life style– and use it. I don’t know what it is about writing something down– you are simply compelled to just do it. The satisfaction of checking a task off as complete is priceless. Personally, I bullet journal– it is therapeutic and the only way I can commit to a planner structure long term. Trust me I have trialed several.
Don’t wait until you have time to clean your entire house to do house work– especially if you have kids or pets. Doing a little bit everyday really does make a difference.
Doing the dishes right after supper makes life more bearable; as does folding the laundry straight out of the dryer.
Disclaimer: I am guilty of not consistently doing these two things. I ALWAYS regret it.
Do you. Enjoy your family, do things you enjoy, set personal goals (and actually follow through).
Life is too short!