Some routines are good for everyone, even if you are routine averse.
The truth is, we are all operating off of routines and habits already. It’s just a matter of if we are aware of them, and making the most of them. A god nightly (or morning) reset helps moms a ton.
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What is a nightly reset?
It’s getting your home ready for the next day. A lot of people do this. When I started Motherhood Simplified I thought I was really coming up with something new, but it’s not new. Lots of people do it and teach it. Which is great because it proves it is valid.
How does the nightly reset help me, and the other moms I teach it to?
It helps me wrap up loose ends at the end of the day. You know when you go to bed and just think about everything you didn’t get done? It helps with this.
And then, it sets my next day up for success. I wake up with the most important and impactful things already done so that my day feels easier. So valuable to me as a mom of five.
It also has been really helpful in me creating other routines that support my life. Both by becoming more of a person who can stick to habits and routines (not my natural state of being) but also gives me my own first hand evidence that routines and habits do work.
What is it and how do you do it?
Make a list of the things in your home that have to be done. And when they are done, make your life easier. For example: finishing up the dishes so that when everyone is hungry in the morning you can just make the food, not need to do the backed up dishes too. At our house a floor pick up is also really helpful.
Ideally it should be things you can do in 15-20 minutes.
What it is NOT?