Discipline. Routine. Order. Schedules. Chore Charts. Meal planning.
Do those things make you groan inside? If you tend to be a perfectionist person you thrive on those things, but if you are not, those words make you want to bury your head under your pillow and forget that they exist. Meal planning and chore charts overwhelm me, even though I want to do it. My sister loves such things, and pulls together daily routines and meal plans in no time. By the time she has it all planned out and gone to the store for her groceries, I’m still at home buried in recipes and writing down my chores! (Ok so that is a bit of a stretch…but you get my point!).
It really doesn’t have to be that complicated. There are multiple resources out there to make all of this easier. I find if I focus on it, truly push everything aside for 30 minutes it makes it go a lot faster. As a wife and mother it is our job to ensure that these things are planned out. Food on the table and basic chores done each day. Some ladies might think this is so simple you can’t believe I’m even writing about this. But I know there are dozens of ladies out there who struggle with the basic day to day routines.
We just have a few days left of this challenge, and I want you to finish strong! Please join me in the challenges today.
Today you need to carve out some time in your day to print off some meal planning forms. Tomorrow we will do chore charts. Pick your favorite printable and actually plan out your week. I’ll share links below of some helpful (most of them free!) resources.
Meal Planning Printables from Holy Spirit Led Homeschooling
Weekly grocery shopping list based on your meal plan. I love this one!
Grocery Shrink Plus – Meal Planning for Busy Families. This one isn’t free, but for just $5.00 a month you can have complete meal plans for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks sent to your inbox each Friday! The best thing about these meals is that they are healthy but husband approved. Even better is if you are following a gluten free diet, or doing the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan she includes ideas on how to make the recipes work for that!
A complete home management binder! This includes your meal planning form and chore charts.
Accountability is a wonderful thing. It can be humbling as you make yourself open to someone else. They learn more about your struggles in a certain area then you might want them to!
The Bible is clear in the fact that we need each other.
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Last week I asked online for an accountability partner. I know I need to be exercising each morning but it just does not seem to happen. Thankfully a friend (in real life!) responded right away saying she was wanting an accountability partner as well, so we are starting to send each other a private message on Facebook each day letting each other know if we did our workout for the day. We both admitted yesterday that if we had not had each other to keep us accountable that we would not have done our workout.
Try to find someone to keep you accountable. I actually don’t suggest your husband, I’ve tried that before and it is so easy to let it all slip. Find a friend, whether in life or online to keep you on track. If you lack the discipline to do meal planning, or keep up with chore charts, or exercise, find someone that you can report to each day letting them know you accomplished your goal!
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