Right. I've mentioned how I can (and do) spend hours on a beautiful schedule just for it to only last a day in real life. I've discovered the secret for ME for setting a routine I desire is......CREATING HABITS!!! I've talked about this before a bit, but it's really working for me...yay!
The first thing I wanted to do was make a habit of doing the dishes every night before bed so the sink is empty when I wake up. I am happy to say I got that down. Whoot! Feels so amazing to go to bed with the dishwasher running and to wake up to a clean sink.
Second habit I wanted to do was wake up earlier and get dressed and make my bed every day. I have been doing really well with this one too, but still need another week before it's "habit" I think.
The next thing I want to make a habit of is doing a load of laundry a day and folding it right away. I am HORRIBLE at laundry! I want to do this in the morning, but with Shane starting school yesterday I am so off on anything I normally do.
After that is making a nice dinner five nights a week. Here's a secret, shhhh......I don't really like to cook that much!! Gasp. I know. I like to bake...but for some reason putting together an entire entree seems so daunting to me. Silly I know.
This is so funny, my husband wanted to make a list of things he could do to be a better husband. After he wrote down what I said (more dates, buy me more gifts, lol) I asked him what my list would be to be a better wife and he wrote "Gourmet cooking". LOL. Oh I love him! Poor guy. He LOVES food. Like amazing food. He always talks about the french food we ate at a nice restaurant or an amazing dessert we had.
I DO really want to cook amazing yummy healthy foods. I don't dislike cooking when I'm doing it, and I really love when my family loves what I make, but I am a lazy "fast" cooker most of the time. With four boys and a husband that just shouldn't be what I settle for though. I am planning on challenging myself in this area. I need to try some things and explore cooking. More details to come, but it's gonna be good.
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