- Dress for the day! A little blush here, some golden highlight there, and a dab of his favorite scent for me are sure to make Kevin smile. Even without makeup, I definitely make sure my clothes are matching or my maxi house dress is free of stains from fixing lunch or other daily chores. Doing this makes me feel wonderful and prepared for any emergency errand that might arise. Remember, when you look good you’ll feel good!
- Create a to-do list! Of course, you all know about my planner hobby, or addiction according to my husband. I use my planner daily to create a list of things I MUST get done. I also write a list of things I complete each day. Doing this keeps me focused on tasks and ultimately helps me rest at night. My mind doesn’t mull over tomorrow’s tasks while I’m falling asleep because I have a list.
- Create a family bedtime routine! Start by having an actual bedtime for your children and yourself. Begin setting the tone two hours prior to bedtime cleaning rooms, bathing, brushing teeth, and family prayer time. Once the children are settled, have time for yourself. I like to cuddle with my husband and read. No matter what you do, the goal is to wind down and limit the use of devices.
- Dress for the night! FYI THIS IS NOT A SEX THEMED POST <–your bedroom is your business–> this is an enjoy your evenings fully post. It is time to trash those torn t-shirts and raggedy pajama sets. I’m not saying spend every night covered in silk and lace, but if you do go on girl! However, keep in mind that there are many cute cotton chemise gowns that can replace an old stained t-shirt. This will also make you feel better. Again, when you look good you’ll feel good.
- Communication is key! Once your routines have been adjusted, try to incorporate daily discussion time. With the family aim for each person sharing their day or answering a conversation starter question. We have several conversation starter games that offer a myriad of topics. At night time my husband and I love talking alone because we discuss MORE THAN the basic work, children, and news stories. We cover our goals, dreams, and future plans. We also reminisce about how we met, our time in college, and family testimonies.
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Make this week exquisite,
Disclaimer: This blog post was inspired by and includes a social media status I posted years ago. I thought it was a great reminder to put our vows before all the other jobs we encounter.