I have slowly become one of those people: an early riser. My alarm typically goes off at 5:00 am. It’s not because I enjoy getting up early. Because it’s definitely not that.
It’s because I need to have some “me time” before my day begins. I am around people every moment of the day from when my family wakes up until I go to bed at night. As an outgoing introvert that needs to recharge frequently, I love having that hour in the morning that is just me.
Slowing down is an important part of getting organized. You can take a breath and really take in what is happening in your home and life. What stuff are you and your family actually using? Are there any routines or habits that you can tweak to better suit your life?
Take a look at your family calendar. How many things are piling up? Is there any time for you or your hobbies? Is there any time for your kid to just play or relax? It’s time to give everyone a break.
Here’s my challenge to you. Find an upcoming weekend that is nearly open. And then mark it as a slow weekend. Do not add another thing to it. No plans, no errands, no rushing.
But resist the urge to stop by the dry cleaners on your way home from the park. Don’t run to Walmart for some batteries. Don’t tackle any home improvement projects (unless your whole family loves doing them together!). Give yourself and your family a weekend to just be together and enjoy a slow weekend of doing nothing. You all may enjoy it more than you think. It may become a new routine.
If you need to slow down, contact me today to find out how I can help you!