A couple of years ago, in one of my many attempts to get more organized, I came across a little tip that I keep coming back to “Ten by 10”. I’ve searched for it since then to see what other information I might have missed, but nothing close comes up. If you find it, please let me know.
The idea is to list ten things you want to get done by 10:00 am. It might sound like a lot for some or some of you might be thinking, “I do ten things by the time my feet hit the floor”. Either way, I found it very useful. Here are my ten by 10.
- Get dressed. This includes brushing my hair as if I’m going out.
- Feed the animals. Everyone is ready to go when the sun wakes up.
- Quick stretches and planks. I’m in the middle of a 30 day plank challenge. Ugh/Yea.
- Morning “teas”. I have a shot of lemon water while I put the kettle on for my “honey tea”.
- Morning Devotions. I try to get something in before the kids wake up, even if it’s only a chapter in Proverbs.
- Blog. if the kids aren’t up yet, I can squeeze in a few minutes to jot down some ideas, do some research or put the finishing touches on something to publish.
- Love on my kids when they get up. I have always said, “Good morning, I love you” to my kids when they wake up. There also might be some hugging, a kiss and a snuggle (I hope 🙂 ).
- Feed the people! My boys wake up hungry, even though my little one is up by 8 and the other by…well let’s just say I usually have wake the older one up.
- Chore of the day. Monday and Thursday are garbage days. Wednesday and Friday are laundry days (or as needed). Tuesday and Saturday I pick something small I’ve been wanting/needing to work on- cleaning out the frig or cleaning out a toy basket, something like that. Sunday is a day of rest.
- Plan the day- meals and activities. This includes trips to school and the store, chores, projects, school and fun.
Was this tip helpful to you? What are your ten by 10?
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