So lately I have been feeling like my life is pretty chaotic (to say the least). Between my blog, spending time with Bug & my hubby, cooking, cleaning, exercising, and running errands. I feel like I just don’t have enough time in my day and I need some balance and order in my life. So I have decided to make some little switches in my daily routines and I know it will make a big overall difference for me and my family.
First I am going to create a schedule and routine for our everyday life. I have tried this before but never implemented it. I know I need it, because I find myself spending to much time working, or to much time running errands, etc…So I am going to print off a schedule and hang a few copies throughout the house. I am also going to set alarms on my phone for significant daily events, such as nap time, bed time, play time, learning time, etc..this way we will stay on schedule and I will get the quality play time and learning time with Bug that is so important. If we actually stick to a schedule I know I will find a lot more time in my day (due to not wasting time).
Second I am going to start requiring a date night with my hubby once a week. We don’t go out or get time alone often enough and it really should be a priority. To make it easiest I am going to set it for a specific day each week so we can have a sitter who knows she will be coming that day every week. Most of the time the reason we don’t end up going out alone is because we don’t have a sitter. This way we won’t have to worry about it and we will be good to go!
Third I am going to start having a “clean up time” each night at a specific time and everyone in the family has to pick up all the ‘”things” that have collected around the house. I’m sure your house is the same but by the end of the day it looks like a tornado hit with toys and papers, and stuff everywhere! Taking the time to pick up each night saves me a full Saturday of cleaning and picking up stuff.
I know making these little switches will make my daily life feel less chaotic and I will be a happier mom. And a Happy Mom makes a Happy Home!
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