Oh, Summer! Summer is an awesome time of year… The sun, vacations, swimming, BBQs and family get-togethers, lemonade, and extra time are all things that immediately pop in my head when the word, “summer” is mentioned. Summer can be all of these wonderful things, but for my family, it can also mean a time to get completely off schedule and a tad bit lazy.
Then, once August hits, we have to retrain ourselves once again for the new school year. This year, we are going to try to do things a little bit differently. We are hoping we can eliminate some of the beginning of the school year moans, groans, and difficulties by doing a few small things during the summer months.
It seems like every break (winter, spring, summer, or fall), my family gets way off track when it comes to bed times. We will start out really good, then we will start drifting later and later.
I am not much of a night owl, but I still go to bed a lot later than usual during the summer months. So, this year, the Morgan family is going to try our best to create a bedtime and stick to it. Research even shows that sticking to a bedtime routine is beneficial for your overall well-being. And, as sick as I have been this year, I need all the help I can get in that area.
I have never been an individual that could sleep all day. For some reason, I just feel completely guilty if I do nothing but lay in the same spot all day. And, now, I have children that are up and ready to go pretty early. So, I have to be on my A-Game ready to go when they are. Plus, too much sleep makes me feel bad. I can’t get any energy, motivation, and I feel drowsy all day (unless I am sick) when I get too much sleep.
Even with all that being said, sometimes I have an issue getting out of my pajamas in the mornings. I am going to work on that too!
This OCD girl LOVES to-do lists. I make them daily! I like to know what I need to get done in a given day. Plus, I get internal enjoyment out of marking off items on my to-do list. There is something about taking that pen or no. 2 pencil and scratching out something accomplished.
I plan to have daily to-do lists going on during the summer. I may even share some of them with y’all.
Besides being a to-do list girl, I would definitely consider myself a goal setter. I feel that setting goals keeps me focused, motivated, and anxious (in a good way). How do you know if you have accomplished anything if there is no finish line? I look at goals as the finish line. At this moment, I have approximately 5 sets of goals going on…
- future (at least a year on)
I am gradually tackling each set. The summer gives me a chance to accomplish a lot of the goals I have set for myself.
Even though we want to have a nice routine this summer, we will still leave room for late night movies, later than normal wake-up times, and fun-filled to-do lists.