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I admit it – going to bed by 10:30 was much harder than I anticipated. Even when it was high on my radar as I made it my habit focus for May, there were so many unexpected events and situations.
We’ve had an onslaught of company, my youngest is still not sleeping through the night, and the sun is staying up later and later. These aren’t excuses, but they are reasons for my difficulty in going to bed at a reasonable hour.
The times I was able to stick to my bedtime were wonderful – I was refreshed and rested the next day, I had an early, cool morning to myself where I could fully complete my morning routine, and I was in a much better mood.
I hope to return to this habit focus in a few months. For now, though, it’s time for a clean start on something new.
My habit focus for June
This month, I’m going to focus on cleaning the kitchen after every meal. Sounds so easy, doesn’t it? You’d think.
Lately we’ve been letting the dishes just sit there all day, and come evening, there’s an intimidating pile with my name on it. It’s so discouraging, and it’s not how I want to end my day.
So starting today through the end of June, I’m going to clean up after every meal right after we’re done, so that after dinner, all I have left are dinner’s dishes. I’ll clear off the dining room table, put dirty dishes in the dishwasher, and clean off the kitchen countertops from cooking.
What about you? What are your plans for the month? Remember, vocalizing your goals helps you stay accountable to your word, and it provides encouragement from everyone around you.
Please share your plans in the comments, or if you’re brave, post your habit focus on your own blog and share the link.
For more good reading, check out Steve Pavlina’s 30 Days to Success.