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Friday, September 9, 2011

September Habits #1

Here is my first update on my second round of habits. I apologize for the lack of posting lately. Is the fall back-to-school time hectic for everyone or just me? We have been very busy getting back into the swing of things. I hope to share in a post soon all the things we have been up to lately. In the meantime, let's focus on habit forming!

  • There were already 2 times that I was able to complete every new habit in the same day.
  • I was able to spend a lot of time "following through" with things that had been on my to-do list for a long time. That was a liberating feeling!
  • Going to bed at 10:30pm 3 nights out of 7 made me feel a lot more rested.
  • I was impressed that it wasn't as difficult as I expected it to be to keep up with washing dishes and washing/drying laundry

Areas needing improvement
  • While I am getting good at being sure to wash and dry the laundry, I remain not-so-good at folding it and putting it away.
  • Going to bed at 10:30 for 3 nights was great, but after many nights of staying up late (which I really like doing), I am feeling tired again. This re-emphasizes to me that I really need to value and commit to this habit!

Overall, I felt like this week was pretty successful. Thanks for helping me stay on track while I form some new habits. They are really starting to make a difference in my house, life and family.

Love, Rachel


  1. Laundry is the worst. So many steps.

  2. Haha, I know- that's why there is an "I" (for incomplete) next to laundry so much! Dishwashing has a lot of steps too that I never really noticed. Rinse, load, unload, (then add to it quirks about our dishwasher), dry things in drainer that didn't dry in the dishwasher, then put those away later, wash dishes by hand that don't go thru the dishwasher, set those out to dry, then put THOSE away... I'm getting exhausted just TYPING the steps...