Get a Good Habit Going Challenge: How Did You Do?

Well, how did you do? About a month ago I challenged you and me to get a good habit going. And did we have the best of intentions, or what?

Honestly, I thought I was going to transform my life, get my household running like a well-oiled machine.

While I didn’t quite achieve that lofty goal, it was good to dream a big dream. And I did make some progress. One of the biggest successes was simply learning that more sleep is good for me. I’d been running on months of late nights and early mornings with night wakings in between. Making a point of going to bed early has definitely benefited me and my whole family. I certainly feel the difference a good night’s sleep makes on the mornings after a LATE night. Oh yes, indeed.

Another area where I saw success was in how I managed my computer time. After MUCH trial and error, I found that it’s best if I don’t go online in the morning. I am too easily waylaid by all “the pretty sparklies” here on the world wide web. But, that said, it was helpful to have a time goal to reach for at the end of our school day. By telling the boys that I was going to do computer work at 2:30, it helped structure our days better. We were all a little more efficient and they knew that their independent work could be done after they’d done all the activities they needed me for. We’re still working out the kinks, but I feel like we made some progress in getting our daily schedule to run a little more smoothly.

I still have a ways to go before I will have “arrived” in my home management. But, every little baby step helps.

How did you do? Share with us the progress you made or the lessons you learned over this past month. Either link your post below or simply tell us in the comments section.

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  1. I have loved following this idea! I feel like I had more success knowing you were trying too! Thank you for hosting this and keeping me accountable! :)

  2. Hoosier Homemade says:

    While I didn't get my basement or attic organized like I wanted to, I did get my blogging organized. And that was a big help.
    ~Liz

  3. The beginning of last week went well, I went through TONS of papers and other things and sorted them in boxes for recycling, shredding, garbage and "look through later".

    However the end of the week was hard because of the anniversary of my husband's death and his birthday.

    Hopefully I can get my motivation back to continue this week. I'm not expecting much success for December, but that doesn't mean I won't try.

    I am not doing too well at planning an entire month of meals. I am going shopping tomorrow morning because it's 10 percent off day at the store. I know I don't need a lot, I have tons of stuff in my freezer, so I'm trying to plan the menu so I don't overspend at the store. I'm really bad at this. I have been doing menu plans off and on for a few years now but I still end up overspending at the store because I can't organize it enough in advance.

Thanks so much for participating in this conversation about "a mom's life."

This is a place where moms can be themselves. Remember that each mother's path looks a little different. Please keep your comments respectful and kind. Reasonable minds will disagree in a nice way.

So let's talk about it, using "our big girl words."

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