This week, we're going to do a little reviewing. (Starting next week we'll be tackling a smaller, fun little cleaning-type of challenge each Monday for a while!)
If you've been following along, you'll know that we've made a couple small lists, set a bed time and rising time, and determined to show love and joy regardless of whether our day is falling apart or smooth sailing! :)
This week is your chance to re-evaluate and fine-tune. Feel free to answer these questions in your head, on your blog, or in a comment on this post! :)
Is your wake-up time set realistically, and are you being disciplined in following it?
My wake-up time (5am) isn't going to change unless my husband's work hours change. ;) I have been disciplined in following it, but perhaps only since I have no choice!
Is your morning routine functioning to boost your morning, or do you need to alter it a little?
I did make some changes to my morning routine a few weeks back, and it has been working well. My next step is to set a more rigid schedule for the first few hours of my morning, so I don't spend too much time goofing off with the children! (Some play is good, but I could honestly play/read with them all day!!)
Have you been doing your evening routine? Do you need to change anything?
My evening routine has been limping along. I'm thinking about putting the shower part in the morning, and getting up 15 minutes earlier to take it.
Is your bed time working out? Do you need to tweak it, or just be more disciplined?
My bed time. Oh, dear. I don't need to tweak it, I just need to be more disciplined, for sure. I am thinking about instituting a few rules for myself to make sure I do better.
I know if I kept the computer off for the evening, I would do better. I'd also like to keep the computer off all day (and often do). The question becomes when is a good time to write for my blog? And the answer is really never! Ah, the juggling act of life.
How has your attitude been? If you're including prayer and quiet time with our Heavenly Father during your day or routines, have you been working on letting God lead and calling on His strength to show a positive, uplifting and loving spirit towards those in your home? :)
Can I skip this question? ;) Ever since I first wrote about choosing love and patience with family members, I have felt like I've struggled even more with that part.
Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves, when all our family really wants is a warm meal and a tender smile, kind words and lots of hugs?
Maybe I'll write more about this in a future blog post, since it's been on my mind for a while now. :)
Okay, your turn! I want to hear your progress, your struggles, and your successes! If you're posting about it in your blog, be sure to leave a link below! :)