Occasionally I have a lightbulb moment, and I realise I’ve been stuck in rut, doing daily tasks in a way which doesn’t support my goal of creating a simple life.
This week, I’ve done a couple of small things differently. First, one of my work colleagues told me how she makes her family’s sandwiches in the evening. For a family of four, she lays out all the sandwiches in a line, and then goes along the line buttering and filling them. In the morning she and her family just pick up their sandwiches and off they go, out the door.
I’m sure a lot of you are much more organised than me, so you will be doing this already. I’ve started making our sandwiches in the evening while our tea is cooking, and it’s like a whole load of stress has dropped off. In the morning, I don’t have to rush, I’m not creating a whole load of washing up and it’s one less thing to think about. Why didn’t I get it earlier?
The second thing I’ve done is look at when I put the rubbish out. Our rubbish and recycling gets collected early on Tuesday morning. Up until now, I’ve been adding to my early morning stress by taking out the rubbish at 6.30 am – and not just taking it out. I’ve been running round the house collecting all the bins, collecting the recycling and putting it all into the different containers, and finally emptying the food waste into the caddy.
Yesterday I did all this as soon as I got home from work. Another job done, and one less thing to stress about this morning.
I seem to be getting there slowly. Which small changes have you made to your routines which have made a big difference to your life?
Until next time, Tawney x