- Clean out your car—anything that escaped your attention this week should find its way back into the house or into the trash. Take a damp cloth and wipe sticky surfaces. Does it need a visit to the car wash?
- Clean out your purse, diaper bag, tote, backpack or computer case
- Vacuum the traffic areas in your home.
Your Area of Focus from the 1st to the 7th is your Living Room/Family Room. Today while the vacuum is out thoroughly vacuum these areas—around, under, and behind.
What’s squirreled away in the drawers and cabinets in your living and/or family rooms? Get rid of the junk, designate each space for a purpose and put it into order.
Well, everything is ready to go so I am about to have a nice dinner and set the alarm for 3:30 am so I can get to the airport for my 5:55 am flight.
My daughter has added walking the dog to my list of morning tasks. I am going to put that in after quiet time and before shower at about 6:30. That way I can get back, shower, and be upstairs waiting for the boys to wake before Summer and Paul head out at 7:30.
One challenge of not working outside the home (believe me I do not receive a salary but I do WORK) is feeling like we have endless time to accomplish things. When I was functioning that way years ago, I would look at the clock and suddenly it was 4:30. The children and I were often still in our pajamas, nothing was done, and my husband would be home in less than an hour. I did not know where the time went.
I learned that I would function better if I created a schedule for myself and the children. It took a while but gradually I developed a schedule that worked and I not only was dressed long before 4:30 but the house was cleaner, the meals were better, and I had time for things both in and out of our home.
I hope you have done the Time Audit that I suggested the beginning of the month. Set goals. Set deadlines. Train yourself to plan and think ahead and your life will be richer.
Keep me in your prayers as I travel today (Friday)