Thursday, January 31, 2013

FlyLady- Pagan Style; What's For Dinner (Day 27)

As you may have noticed, I have been posting the FlyLady 31 Baby Steps and my thoughts on them. I have been adding my thoughts on how cleaning your house, even the simple stuff, can be part of a spiritual devotion, and how the babysteps and the FlyLady program encourage you to think positive about yourself, your home, your habits - all to make life a little easier and better for you!

Today is Day 27 of the BabySteps! So far we have developed a few simple habits of things to do on a daily basis; in the form of simple morning & evening routines. Our goal is to make these routines a habit... if we do them consistently enough then they just become second nature!

Morning Routine

  • Make Your Bed!
  • Get up and get dressed to lace-up shoes; fixing your hair and face
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Look at your posted reminders in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Recognize the negative voices and change them. Remember, you are FLYing now!
  • Put out your Hot Spots for two minutes
  • Check Your Laundry
  • What's For Dinner Tonite?*
  • Five-minute Room Rescue (pick any room in the house). Set your timer and go!
  • Spend 15 Minutes decluttering each day. You can’t organize clutter!

Afternoon Routine

  • Check Kid's Backpacks for Flyers, News, Homework, etc.
  • Homework Time
  • Guide kids to do their daily chores
  • Check Hot Spots again
  • See more ideas for building your Afternoon Routine Here!

Before-Bed Routine

  • Keep your sink shining
  • Check Your Laundry
  • What's For Dinner Tomorrow? *
  • Lay out your clothes for tomorrow
  • Put out your Hot Spot. It will make you happy in the morning!
  • Go to bed at a decent hour! Set a bedtime and stick with it!
*What's For Dinner?  This babystep can be a Life Saver for those of us with busy lives!  If you have kids, work outside the home, or even if you are a Stay at home parent, knowing what you will cook for dinner well before 4 pm is a huge stress reducer!

Before you go to bed at night, ask yourself, what is for dinner tomorrow night?  Do you need to take anything out of the freezer to defrost? Take it out before you go to bed.  Will you need anything from the store?  Write it down where you will be able to see your reminder in the morning.

When you get up in the morning, ask yourself "What's For Dinner tonite?".  Did you take it out of the freezer to thaw?  Do you need to put it in the crockpot?  Is there anything you need from the store? Is there any other prep work for dinner you can do during the day that will save you time and stress later in the evening?

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