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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

routine.

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I don't have one. Not even the order of brushing my teeth, washing my face, and saying my prayers is the same every night. I used to though. In high school I had a routine for everything I did; the way I exercised, the way I got ready for bed, the way I didn't do my homework, the way I cleaned my room. I cleaned Saturday mornings then took a long bath, shaved my legs, straightened my hair, and hung out with my friends...every Saturday.

The only routeen I had since I got married was when I was pregnant with Graham I would wake up around noon everyday puke my heart out, brush my teeth then drive to Sonic and get a diet coke with vanilla. 

I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Why don't I have a routine? I tell myself, "I get bored easily. 
And it wouldn't be as fun." Buuut my schedule isn't what I would call fun. It's more like survival mode. 

Now that we are in our own house and we plan on being here for awhile I should be able to get settled and make some really good habits. My dad always talked to us about making good habits. He used the example of how he gets ready in the morning. He turned the shower water on while he put tooth paste on his toothbrush then did whatever else he did but he did it the same every morning for 20+ years.  He told us if we wanted to do something to make it a habit. 

So I would like some advice. I know schedules are so important. My kids are on a really good schedule but I am not. 

How do you do it?

I'm going to make a list of things I want to do then fit them into my routeen and make then habits!! I'll let you know how it goes.

4 comments:

  1. I've started doing a morning routine, but then it's all down hill after that. I like to give myself rewards. Like after I finish my have to list (cleaning, cooking, etc) I get to do my want list (crochet, sewing, nap). Good luck and let me know how it goes!

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  2. schedules are hard ! when we first got married, i was so unorganized & would tell myself what i was going to do the next day with out writing it down, i'd wake up & it got so overwhelming i just gave up & was late to work... alot. lol i started to write things down & start out slow so i didn't give up. its kind of like a new years resolution... if you start out fast & do too much at once your not used too, you'll most likely fail. start slow. good luck !! love you!

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  3. Ohh, this is so tricky, Brooke! I'm sure you will figure it out pretty quick, but since you asked for advice here's my two cents for what it's worth....
    1. Get up early before the kids. I know, I know... this is hard. I am NOT a morning person by nature, but have learned to become one over the years because it helps me to get more done. And it also helps me to get the important stuff in before the rat race starts. (I've found out that this is the golden secret of all those amazing moms out there who do a million things and look like a million bucks doing it. I know I will never be that way, but it helps to know I can at least once in awhile... ha!)
    2. I'm a LIST girl! I have to get my to do list made up the night before, otherwise there's no game plan and I'll take an hour to fall asleep just thinking about the next day. Making a list helps me to get it out of my head and not stew over it so much.
    3. Schedules must be flexible. There's one constant in life... CHANGE! I have to tweak my schedules constantly because babies change, habits change, goals change. There's always room to improve & grow.
    So...there you go. I'm sure you'll do great! And those babies of yours are so lucky to have an amazing mom like you. Love you!

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  4. Thanks guys! Aunt Martha I love it! I really like the get up before your kids one, I need to do that. And you are one of those moms!

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