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Full of New Year
This time it's going to be much, much simpler.
I'm dumping the rigid schedule for a set of daily habits. I've ordered them by what I reckon makes the biggest difference to the house and each week I am going to try and "master" one of them until it's so hard wired in my brain that I can do it well but really, really, really quickly on auto-pilot.
Now I may be over optimistic at times but I'm not completely delusional. I know I will "fail" regularly, so firstly, I will celebrate what I do rather than feel bad about what I don't and secondly, I will arm myself with some cod psychology to fight that nagging little voice that convinces me to do anything other than housework! I reckon if I note down the big benefits of each habit and some rapid rebuttals for my tired excuses I'll be able to drown him out.
Finally, I've turned my dull list into a lovely "mummy reward chart" and if I complete my chart I get treats :-)
So here are the top 12 daily habits that will make my life easier if I can but do them everyday ...
- Run dishwasher
- Empty bins & compost
- Whizz around kitchen
- Quick clean bathroom basin & loo
- Make beds
- Keep on top of towels
- Put clothes away
- Pack tomorrow's bag
- Prepare clothes for tomorrow
- Back-up laptop & charge laptop, phone & mobile
- Open mail as comes in
- Polish shoes
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