Habit Challenge: Get Dressed Before Breakfast

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.

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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? 

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  1. says

    I saw the title of the post and thought, “Is this a re-posting of a post from years ago?” Well, you’re not the only one who slips back into bad habits. 😛

    • anna says

      Lol! Not a repost. Just a habit I really needed to work on again. 🙂 Do you still sweep the floor each day? (I think that’s the habit you were going to work on way back then. 🙂 )

      • says

        Well, let’s just say some weeks are better than others. 🙂 Now that the crazy holidays are over I’ve been doing better. 🙂 Still need to work on it though.

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