Last week, I decided to throw back to my Baby Steps and start over. However, I'm not looking at this as a "challenge" so much this time because that implies an end date. No, I want to make forever changes to my lifestyle habits and regain some control in my life.
I started with making the bed and that went ok, though it was really hard to make myself do it during the weekend. So this week, in addition to continuing to make the bed every single day, I'm adding a new daily, non-negotiable task.
I've been thinking hard about what it should be. There are a ton of things I could do, but I need to figure out what would be best. I've narrowed it down to either taking the clothes out of the dryer (to be put away once I get home from work) OR putting the clean dishes away every morning. I think I'm going with dishes because that area is more of a disaster than the laundry, in all honesty.
This may sound like stupid daily task, but hear me out. We don't have a dishwasher, so we wash everything by hand then put it to dry in a rack by the sink. For some reason, there is a mental block when it comes to putting these dishes away. They stay in the rack till we actually do dishes again. Then they get put away and the rack gets immediately filled back up with new dishes. The mental block comes in because having that rack full makes it harder for me to ACTUALLY do the dishes. Even though putting away the clean dishes is the easiest part of doing the dishes, just seeing the full rack by the full sink equals complete overwhelm. So, if I empty the rack before I actually need to in order to do the dishes, maybe it won't feel like such a daunting task to do them and they will get done in a more timely fashion. Right? That's what I'm hoping for, at least.
So, this week I will:
• Make the bed every day
• Put away the clean dishes every morning