Welcome to day four of the 12 Days to a Holiday Shine Challenge
We are still in planning mode, which is the core of a well laid holiday season. Today is the perfect day for adjusting our routines for the busy holiday season. Every day during the planning session, please add additional time in to deal with clutter.
Clutter zaps your energy and makes your clean house look messy.
Routines are so important when family lives get super busy during the holiday season. Children need routines all of the time, but we the parents need it especially during the holiday seasons to stay balanced and sane as we spin plates and chip away at TO DO lists.Parents need solid routines during the holiday season to keep those plates spinning and their… Click To Tweet
Today we are going to write down our routines, morning, afternoon and night. This will give us a place to go when we need a checklist to keep all the wheels turning efficiently in our super busy lives.
During this time of year, I add a 10 minute pick up session in the evening in addition to my 5 minutes or 52 pick up session every morning.
Here is my general morning routine
- Coffee, check calendar and emails
- Make Breakfast and lunches -lay out vitamins
- Wake up little guy and get ready for school ( backpack is laid out the night before)
- Make Beds- it is a much happier day if we are making them together.
- Breakfast time
- Johnny to School
- Exercise and Shower
- 5- minute or 50 item pick-up clutter dash
- 30 MINUTES of BLOCKED OFF TIME FOR HOLIDAY PREP
Everyone’s routine will be different through the day. Your routine shoe be a simple a list to keep you on track when you are overwhelmed with the season, family and work obligations.
Holiday Shine Challenge- write down your daily routines leaving room for future responsibilities during the holiday season. Example: holiday prep time, this could include wrapping gifts, baking, or addressing invitations and cards.
Happy Holiday Shining!