Saturday, January 19, 2008

The most important habit...

is not giving up! I don't know how long it has been since I've worked on my habits. A lot of my previously established habits have fallen to the wayside. I guess that means they weren't really habits, doesn't it?

Anyhoo... I'm back. Trying to make my world better.

My habit this week is to re-establish our before bedtime routine.

When dinner is over, it seems like Surferman and I rush to get Grom and Gigi to bed. And then we do whatever we want to do - visit message boards, watch TV, shop for weird stuff on ebay, blog, read blogs, play computer games... you name it. We don't want to do things that will make life easier for us. We don't want to do things that are productive. We just want to do what we want to do. Selfish? Definitely.

Surferman and I had a great coffee date last Wednesday. In addition to watching a LOST recap (LOST restarts 1/31!)

and talking about 2008 vacation plans, we discussed changing our evening routine and getting up earlier.

Here's our list...

Set up coffeemakers
Plan lunch
Plan breakfast
Empty trash / recycles
Layout clothes - Me and Grom
Prep bags (Grom's bag and bag of good food)
Pick up house
Start dishwasher
Turn off lights (amazing that this needs to be on our list, but we've had problems with it lately)
Tend to Laundry
10:00 pm bedtime

Pray for us. There is a lot of selfishness that is going to have to be put aside to make this happen. And even more selfishness to make this a habit.

Read more Smart Habit Saturday posts at the Lazy Organizer.


  1. Don't feel TOO bad about your lost habits, I think a lot of us lose track every so often. A good bedtime routine is a great habit though! I know we could use one! We sound more like your "before" scenario ;-) Well good luck being SMART this week!


  2. Sounds like a great new routine! I rush to get my kids to bed also and then spend most nights doing many of the things you listed. I'm okay with it for now. ;) Have a great week!

  3. I need to clarify. There is nothing wrong with leisure time on the computer or watching (some) TV, it's the spirit in which it's done.

    I just hope that Surferman and I can get our acts together and take care of family stuff FIRST.