Two steps forward. One and a half steps backward. Anyone else feel this way when you think about the habits you want to develop? I sure do. But with the dawn of the new year, I’ve been thinking about what habits would help me become a better wife, mom, and woman.
Getting dressed before breakfast stood out as one that would really influence my daily life. The bad thing is, I vaguely remembered working on getting dressed before breakfast eons ago. After a bit of digging around, I realized I tried to develop this habit exactly three years ago. I even shared how much more cheerful and productive I felt.
Huh. Something has happened in the three years since then. I might get all the kids dressed early, but finding three minutes of quiet to get dressed myself seems infinitely harder. I can count the number of times I’ve been dressed before breakfast in recent memory on one hand.
So, because I believe my younger self that it would make a huge difference in my day, I’m going to try to re-learn this habit. Anyone else want to join me?
Supposedly it takes about a month to develop a habit. Most things take longer when you’re a mom of littles, so I’m going to give myself two months, just to make sure I really get the habit ingrained this time.
It may not seem very ambitious to spend two months working on something as simple as getting dressed before breakfast, but if I can develop this habit (plus five others this year!), I will be one happy Mama. (And really, since it can take me hours just to get my bed made, getting dressed before breakfast will actually be a decently hard challenge!)
Want to join me in developing new habits this year? What are you working on?