A disclaimer – building a routine is not one of my strong points. That is why, as the #AtoZChallenge has gone on, my posts seem to be getting later and later in the day.
But that does not mean I can’t promote the concept of routine. It makes life a lot easier, if you can establish (and keep to) one.
Here are some of the routines I routinely start, abandon, start and abandon again:
- Work out on Sundays and go to the grocery store on the way home. There is nothing that makes you feel as virtuous as starting the week with some exercise out of the way, and a full refrigerator.
- Cook for 2-3 nights at a time. It really isn’t much more effort to cook 3 meals than it is to cook one, especially if you can double up.
- Wash all the laundry on Saturday, and fold it all on Sunday. (If you are a regular reader, you’ll know why I have trouble with this one.)
- Go through all the kids’ clothing twice a year, once for each of the two seasons in Minnesota (winter and road construction) and pull out the items that no longer fit. Actually, I’m pretty good about keeping to this one. It helps to have room to put the laundry away.
- Turn the mattress 1/4 turn on each of the following: winter solstice, vernal equinox, summer solstice, autumnal equinox. Good about this one, too, mostly because my husband is a stickler for this one. (It’s his only routine. He changes the oil in the cars on the same schedule.)
- Write and prep all my A to Z posts on Sunday and schedule them for publication. Yep, not doing this right now.
Tomorrow…S is for…well, I don’t know yet, I’m off my routine. Any ideas?
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