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Well, I slid off the bandwagon just a little yesterday. I did get all of my morning and afternoon routine done, along with another project of getting some things packed and organized to go back up into the attic. However, come time for my bedtime routine, I did not lay out clothes, and while I did turn on my dishwasher, I did not take the time to wash a pot that I had soapy water in and left a plate and cup out on the counter. I have also been trying to get all the coffee things ready after I shine my sink, so everything is ready to pour in the morning, but skipped that too.
This morning, I realized how taking those few extra minutes really make such a huge difference. When I went down to the kitchen for coffee, I had to start from scratch instead of just pressing a button. As for that pot that I thought, ehh....now it sits with cold, yucky soapy water--EEWW! Why didn't I just take what would probably have been less than five minutes to open that dishwasher to add that extra plate, wash out the pot, and get the coffee ready? Maybe another 1 & 1/2 minutes to lay out what I was going to wear? Ugh! Another day of learning, these little things make a big difference in how my day begins.
So, hopping back onto the bandwagon today! Going to do my best to not skip out on those few extra bedtime routines. I mentioned before that I knew those were going to be the hardest for me. :) I just have to remember that each step gets my home closer to a wonderful haven for me and my family. Anyone else taking this journey for the first time, or renewing your vigor on keeping your routines? How's it going? I'd love to know if you all fall off the bandwagon sometimes, and do you find that it's a wake up call to do better next time?
I hope you all have a wonderful day!