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I did it! For one whole week I had dinner on the table by 7:30 (with one small exception where it was on the table by 7:40 but that was an extra busy day and I seriously had to fight the desire to order out). I've also kept the couch free of laundry and it has been wonderful always having a clean couch to sit on every night when we read our evening scriptures. I was hoping that, along with the obvious benefits, there would be some pleasant surprises from these simple goals and I'm happy to say that there were. Because I had to think about dinner much earlier than I am used to I found I was spending less time on the computer in the evening. And since I wasn't rushed in dinner making I was more willing to let the kids help and that made for some wonderful bonding moments with my children. I also found I ate less during the end of the day because I wasn't eating for "inspiration" while worrying about what to make in a hurry. And because I was constantly downstairs (kids domain which I usually try to avoid) to fold laundry I was constantly having the kids do little rounds of cleaning so the family room and bedrooms are in pretty decent shape as well.
I've been thinking a lot about this next week's goals. I want to do something drastic. Something really tough for me. Something that will make me grateful I only have to do it for one week. These are going to be hard for me to write down because once I do I'm committed. So... here goes... *deep breath*...
For Just One Week I will:
1. Keep the computer off except between the hours of 12pm-3pm, Mon-Fri. AAAAAAAAAAA. How am I going to survive without my 24/7 internet for soooooo long?
2. Clean my bedroom every morning. I make my kids do it, it's about time I did it.
And, because I have loved the results and want these to become more habitual, I also want to continue my last two goals as well this week.
WHEW! I can do this. I know I can. It's only one week. Somebody hold me.
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For Just One Week
For Just One Week