We are up to step nine and here is what I originally wrote in my article, 18 Steps to Getting Out of Survival Mode…
“9. Shower at night
Mornings are usually pretty rushed and I am exhausted when I get up. Taking a shower at night means I don’t need to do my hair or makeup afterward. Cuts down on the time. In the morning I can style and put my makeup on without having to worry about taking a shower. This works for me, though it might not work for everyone.”
Scheduling your time can help in many more areas than just your shower. Here are a few more things that can benefit from scheduling them at a better time.
1. Meals can be easier if you prepare several of them in advance. Cook twice as much on one day and freeze half to use later. Or cook two meals on one day when you have more time and/or energy…or help.
2. Consider when you have more energy. If you’re a morning person, do the brain work or physical labor items in the morning. If you’re a night owl, do them at night.
3. Consider how being rushed zaps your energy. If doing something in the rush of the morning is stressful, maybe you can do it at night when you aren’t so pressed for time.
4. Schedule smaller bites. Break up housework into sections and schedule the energy zappers at a higher energy time. If vacuuming zaps you, don’t schedule it on the day you’re running errands.
5. Frequently look at and consult your schedule. Feel free to say no. Sometimes we feel compelled to help and then pay for it later. If you have an especially difficult week ahead, feel free to NOT add anything else to your schedule that week.