A few weeks ago I posted about how I needed to re-establish new routines for my life with my five-month-old. Well, I have resounding good news for you: IT WORKS. It’s been great! My morning now looks like this:
- Wake up, make coffee, drink a glass of water
- Hop in the shower
- Feed Jack (Willy gets Jack when they wake up and they play together until I’m done in the shower)
- Eat breakfast With Willy, put on make-up (it makes me feel like a real person)
- Unload the dishwasher
- Jack goes down for his first nap and while he naps I do my first round of cleaning for the day.
By the time Jack is sleeping at 8:30, I have already accomplished so much, that I’m able to sit down and enjoy the silence. I’ve even CLEANED stuff. I’ve realized that I need to get something done like this first thing in the morning before laziness/ tiredness sets in. It’s really easy in the afternoon to “justify” not doing any cleaning because I’m tired or whatever excuse that comes up.
You know, I was really sceptical about the difference having my shower first would make. One day I was having a bunch of moms over and I had to maximize my morning so I hopped in the shower first since Jack seemed to be fine waiting to eat. It revolutionized my morning! Instead of waiting till his nap and showering, now I can use that time to do other things.
I’m very pleased with myself. Now I need to make sure I don’t get lazy with the cleaning because that’s been the best part of all: I don’t feeling gross about this apartment I’m sitting in all day long.