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The holidays are over. I might still be postpartum, but it’s been almost 3 months and I have no real aches and pains. I’m not suffering with any postpartum depression. Thus, I’m all out of excuses and “reasons” for such chaotic days.
I mean, let’s face it, having my days start in a way that breeds contention, disarray, frustration, and chaos isn’t helping anyone. How can I really expect that our home and family life is going to be calm, relaxing, enjoyable, and happy when mom’s constantly frustrated, feeling resentful, and not working towards goals that make me happy?
Plus, with Hun working as much as he does to provide for our family, I’m sure he’d much rather things be calmer instead of listening to me grumble about how unfulfilling my day has been. That’s why I created this little mini-series challenge for myself (and anyone of you who want to join). I figured there had to be more order in the day, in order for me to just feel better overall.
Now that I’ve talked about how my days have been and what I need to do to change that (link here), now I present
How to Gain More Order in the Day
– join Red and Honey in the Go To Bed Challenge
– turn all screens off by 10pm
– get in bed by 11pm
– set alarm and get out of bed by 7am
– get dressed, brush teeth and hair, oil pull, make shake with vitamins by 7:30am
– plan the day/week & check in with self realistically; determine time allotment for each activity & period of the day (morning, afternoon, evening, night)
– have coffee/tea Alone and in the quiet
– at least 5 mins of not working on any screen
– open curtains and shutters in kitchen for natural light
– look out the window and see nature
– stay on task when working before Monkey Boy is up
– use alarm settings on my phone to stick with timeframes for activities
– create time slots to break up the day
I’m certain this is going to work for me. Your plan may look a little different. Even with these methods, I’m sure there will be hiccups along the way. Especially as I’ll need to have timeouts and interruptions so I can nurse Turtle Boy. More than breastfeeding though, I know one of my biggest struggles will be leaving things ‘undone’ and not ‘doing just one more thing’, which inevitably turns into another and another and another. Once I get going on something, I really want to complete it. Plus, it’s hard for me to see things left in disarray. I know, for me, I’ll simply need to order the unfinished a bit before I walk away.
Knowing these few things about myself and my needs will definitely help when it comes to sticking with timeframes for various activities. These things will also help me to feel that progress is being made and the house isn’t in complete disarray, both of which create feelings of frustration and disorder.
And, if you need a little more order, feel free to join me on this venture by signing up in the form below.
Plus, tell me a little about your mornings and what struggles you have during the day in the comments.
In your quest to Gain More Order, what are you implementing to achieve order? What stumbling blocks do you anticipate?