My stress level is always about a 7
I call it stress some same anxiety some same sanity
After working 10 hour days and coming home to only want to sit on the couch and relax but still having a million things to do gets old quick
Like REAL quick
Don't get me wrong my husband is a huge help but when he gets stressed he disconnects
It's like his only way of dealing with things
I don't have that option so I workout to save myself from goin to jail.
This year I want to work on organizing little things in an attempt to get rid of some of this nonsense
Some of the things I am doing I have done in the past and I know they work.
1. Set out outfits
I do this for both kids. On the weekend I do all the laundry and make 5-7 outfits for the week. I put them away together with EVERYTHING I need. For my son I include a diaper and socks and so on. This saves so much time in the morning I just grab and go.
2. Meal Planning and Meal PrepThis month I sat down and wrote out a meal plan for the family for the whole month. Then I went back and highligted the meals that I can easily make Paleo friendly and for the others I wrote down what I was eating.
This is not only a huge time saver but in the long run it saves money. Knowing what I am making for the week makes grocery shopping easier and I only go once a week. It also makes it easier in the morning. I can look at the calendar and know what I need to thaw/ set on the counter. I am def going to be doing this every month
3. My Planner/ Home Calendar.I write everything down, like everything. My schedule is so crazy I usually write in "shower". That's how lame my life is.
I also schedule in my workouts. If you want it to work, make it like a job. You wouldn't miss a day of work, or be late so put that same thought into your workouts.
But you know what. It works. So there
4. Go to sleep.This one may sound weird, but I make sure I am in bed by 9:30 every night. I may not fall asleep until 10 but if I stay up and try and get everything into one day I am useless the next day. A good nights sleep is critical. It's even part of the Paleo diet.
Imagine your brain during the day is like Mardi Gras
When you sleep its like the clean up crew picking all those discarded undies and bras and puke
Getting ready to start again with a clean street.
If you don't sleep, they don't get a chance to clean so the undies and bras just pile up, and get covered in more and more puke, eventually someone is going to slip and land in something yucky.
Okay that doesn't really make sense, but maybe you see where I'm going.
5. Empty the sink every night, make your bed every morning.Little things like these make a huge difference.
Crawling into a nice made bed every night just makes you a little happier and waking up to a clean kitchen does the same. It doesn't take a lot of time, but its worth it.
What do you do to de-clutter, save time, or save your sanity??
Also are you following me on Facebook, and Instagram (@candra_ellen)? I started a Wednesday "Get up and Move" challenge. Go check it out and see if you can beat my number 34!
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