We live in a fast-paced world with lots of possessions, but little time to enjoy them. We long to go to work, be productive and return home each evening able to relax and spend time with family. Unfortunately this is only something we dream of.
The truth is that we awaken in the mornings to chaos because of the lack of organization that is all around us at home.
* We try to get the kids off to school and as we walk out the door already 15 minutes late we have to search for their shoes, the papers we were supposed to sign, etc.
* We send our children off under these circumstances and hope, even expect them to be productive at school.
* We finally arrive at the office, or our place of business, 15-30 minutes late, to a desk that is piled high with unfinished business from the day before, the phone ringing and people demanding our time.
Is it any wonder that we return home at the end of the day just as frustrated as when we left that morning? It seems like the cycle just continues and at times we feel like one of those little critters in a cage on a wheel that just spins and never goes anywhere.
But imagine for a minute what your day could look like if you awakened knowing where all your belongings were and not having to look for them.
The truth of the matter is that we will always get the same results as long as we continue to do things the same way! In order to stop the madness and acquire some order from the chaos, we have to acquire some new habits that will restructure the way we function individually and as a family.
There are simple steps to take to make our days more enjoyable.
For instance, take 15 minutes before bedtime each evening to jump start the following day. During this time locate shoes, set out clothes to be worn for the next day, help children pack book bags and set them by the door, unload dishwasher so you can put breakfast dishes back in dishwasher before you leave the house and most importantly……know where the car keys are!
Life gets chaotic at times, but we don’t have to live or work in chaos.
Contact me if you need help starting some new habits in your life!
What are your “challenges” at home? Do you have any solutions or tips that work for you? Please share them in the comments below!
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