I have been torn today about whether to do a Five Minute Friday post like I normally do or to do a post about a course I’m currently working through. When I saw the prompt, I thought it was perfect! I can totally do both with this week’s prompt: Find.
Time. It seems to elude me. It’s like when school starts back all the things I had been able to get done (at least somewhat) fall to the wayside. Homeschool can be all-consuming! (Homeschool mamas, can I get an Amen?!)
I’m trying though to be more realistic. I knew I’d have to tweak some things in my schedule, and after week one of homeschooling for the year, I’m definitely tweaking some things even before next week. We’ve got to streamline, streamline, streamline. And somewhere, somehow, I’ve got to find more time.
I know there are only 24 hours in a day, so it’s not like I’m expecting to get more time than I already have. I do know though that by learning good and helpful habits and applying them to my daily life and routine, I can make a difference in how things run around here.
I’ve got to find time for the important things. Like prayer and Bible study. Like folding the laundry! I don’t expect to have a perfectly perfect house. We do live here after all. But the one thing that struggles more than anything when school starts back is the laundry. Just being honest. And more than anything, that makes getting ready to go anywhere take three times as long. Finding socks, finding shorts, finding a shirt that fits… They are all in the pile. But the search is never-ending. (And that is why it’s important to me. Because if I can establish good daily laundry habits, my home will run more smoothly. It will run more peacefully.)
I’ve made a lot of progress in my housekeeping habits since I started this journey, and I’ve gotten pretty good at keeping the dishes done. Easy peasy. But conquering the laundry on a consistent basis is something I’ve not mastered. Now that I’m done with my laundry rabbit-trail, back to what I was saying.
Finding time. I think that one way I can “find more time” in my day is by creating good morning habits that set my day up for success. I’m currently working through Crystal Paine’s Makeover Your Mornings Course, a 14 day course that takes just a few minutes each day. I’m loving it so far! There’s a short video to watch and a section to read in the online workbook, and I’m hopeful that by applying some of the things I’m learning, I can find some of that extra time I’m looking for.
Does this sound like something that might interest you? For the next few days, you can try out the first day of the course for FREE! Then on Tuesday, for one day only, the course will be on sale for only $10. That’s a great deal if you ask me! (And by the way, I just love Crystal Paine. If you’ve never read her blog, you should totally check it out.)