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Nov 21

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Punctuality Challenge – Day 5

I have made it through five days of this challenge and I am realizing I have a long way to go. I am reading through 28 Days to Timeliness. Today’s topic was setting up a routine. I setup some routines in January and succeeded in following them for several months. As the summer arrived and the routines of homeschool fell away, I found myself with no schedule or routine. I easily slipped back into my old habits and I haven’t gotten back into the groove since then.

I know that I need to focus on getting to bed on time. I have found some great success with Hello Mornings,a moms’ accountability group encouraging women to get up in the mornings and spend time in the Word, exercise and plan their day. It has essentially ushered me into the presence of the Lord and has been exactly the motivation I needed to regain a consistent quiet time in the mornings. Now that I feel like that habit is firmly back in place, I am ready to tackle the bedtime monster. I am aiming for a 10:30 bedtime. I know that I won’t likely be able to put this into place until after the holiday so I plan to start after Thanksgiving.

As far as routines go, I have found some great advice over the years from the Flylady. If you are looking to start a morning routine or get on track with housecleaning, etc. her site offers some great encouragement and helps you get on track one baby step at a time. I have decided to reinstitute my morning routine and after just a few days of doing this, I already feel more organized and less stressed about the house. I know it is mostly about consistency. I am going to take it one day at a time.

What about you? What does your morning routine look like? Do you find that you need to write it down, check it off or “just do it”?

 

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