Monday, April 8, 2013

Prepared Polly

For as long as I can remember, I've been a "Prepared Polly." I write things down in my planner and include them in my Outlook calendar, I lay my clothes out the night before and I try to stay one step ahead of the game. As much as I want to fly by the seat of my pants, it's just not my nature. And I'm embracing that! 

And part of that "Prepared Polly" comes the Sunday Night Routine. Yes, that's capitalized because it's an actual thing. A noun. Not a verb. 

When 5 p.m. rolls around on a Sunday, I get in Routine mode. People have often asked what I do to get myself up and out the door every day, but especially on a Monday morning. My answer is always the same: "the Sunday Night Routine." 

What is that, might you ask?

First, I do all of our laundry on the weekends to ensure that we have all clean clothes for the week. There's nothing like getting to Wednesday and having zero clean underwear.

Then, I decide what Brandon and I are both going to wear the next day {I actually do this every night} by looking at the weather and ensuring that all the pieces have been ironed, if necessary. It makes the mornings so much quicker when I know exactly what I'm going to wear and comforts me to know that it's already been ironed/steamed/pressed, etc. 

As silly as it sounds, I then set my alarm clock for the next morning. I am paranoid that I won't wake up in time...especially on a Monday. I feel like it just sets the tempo for the whole week. 

{Not my alarm}

I make our coffee and set it on the timer function to be ready when I get out of the shower. I even go so far as to set our coffee cups and a spoon on the counter next to the coffee maker. 

I drive a lot for my new job and therefore run down a tank of gas in a week. So, I try to go to the gas station and fill up. I hate getting gas in the middle of the week. 

I also try to bake a breakfast oatmeal, muffin, etc. on Sunday night that we can eat on for the entire week. 

I know this is on the "major" scale of preparedness and borders on a bit of OCD. Ha! 

Is there anything you do to prepare for the week?


1 comment

  1. I love this because I am the same way! I lay out the girls clothes the night before if we have an early appointment or it's a preschool day. I plan all of our meals {breakfast, lunch and dinner} on the weekends so it's ready and I'm not stressing last minute about what's for dinner. The more prepared I am, the more relaxed I am!


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