Plus One.

Washed the sheets, dried the sheets, made the bed. Well, technically the hubby transferred the sheets from the washer to the dryer and brought them upstairs because he helps out with so many things since he is awesome like that. Honestly, he does a lot more housework than I do and works a lot harder than I do. I love him!

Today, I have my load of laundry washed, and it is running in the dryer now. I still need to bring it upstairs and fold it.

Anyway, I’ve decided that I am going to take the plunge and add another thing to my to-do list. This scares me because I don’t want to rush this process. If I rush it (which I have before), I feel as though I will fail.

However, the thing that I am going to add is a big one, and probably the thing that I struggle with the most: going to bed on time. My thoughts behind adding this now even though I have not yet completed one full week (or even three full days) of goal number one are that 1) Monday is a new day to a new week, so it will be good to start fresh, and 2) I feel like conquering this biggie will set me up for a lot of success in many other areas including getting up earlier and getting more accomplished because I will feel more rested.

So, my plan is to set the alarm on my phone for 9:45 p.m., go upstairs and get ready for bed (brush teeth, wash face, change into jammies), be in bed by 10:00 p.m., read and/or hang out with the hubby for 30 minutes, lights out by 10:30. I will start at 9:30 if I want to take a shower at night. I will not set an alarm for the morning yet, but I think that my body will naturally start waking up earlier as I catch up on sleep.

Things that might cause me to fail: my children not going to bed on time, some sort of unforeseen event, my husband wanting to talk/hang out longer than anticipated, my own bad choices of wanting to play on my phone or keep reading. But, this is my new goal, so I am going to work very hard to keep to it. I will update you on how it goes.

Wish me luck!

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