For the month of April, I've decided to identify five things that I will commit to that will help me make a change right now! My Five Things #1 is to limit TV to activity time only. In all honesty, I wasn't completely there today, but I did watch a lot less today. And it's not April just yet, so I guess I'm working my way into the less TV. But I'm going to try it! And here's #2:
#2 Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day -- bed by 10:30 pm and awake by 7 am each morning.
I have never been a creature of routine. I have been a SAHM for five years now, and I am even less routined than I have ever been. My husband's schedule follows a pattern, but it too is never the same, so this adds to the difficulty in creating lasting routines. But I have decided I need a better routine. It will help give me direction in my life and ultimately the decisions I make to live better.
If I go to bed by 10:30 pm each night, I will not waste my time in front of the TV. I will get the sleep I need to greet the new day. I will not allow myself to stay up until all hours on the computer. I will nurture my mind and body with a routine, with sleep, with rest. Then I will have energy to accomplish my goals.
If I wake up at 7 am each morning, I can shower and prepare my day before my kids are up. I will be able to accomplish so much with my day. Get a load of laundry done. Actually decide how I am going to use the day.
My Five Things #2 is all about routine and direction. This routine will give me the direction I need to act, to move, to live my life.
April is all about My Five Things. I'm excited. Here's to a chance to continue the good fight. It's all good.