On The Way To Simple Living: Prepare, Reserve Yourself Some Time & Be Present

10.2.2014

7.30 am

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Before: How I used to live?

  • I used to do preparations for the day during the morning.
  • I used to sleep as long as the children did.
  • I used to wake up our girls as late as possible.
  • I used to work at the same time while helping our girls with their morning routines.

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Changes: What changes I´ve made to my life since I started to pay more attention to my wellbeing and simplify my life?

  • I´ve started to wake up before the children and make myself ready before the children wake up.
  • I´ve started to put aside all the clothes for me and the girls in the previous evening.
  • I prepare girls´ breakfast before I wake them up.
  • I´ve started to wake up  the girls 30 minutes earlier than before.
  • I´ve learned not to work and ignore our messy home in the morning.
  • I give all my attention to the girls while going through their morning routines.

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After: What kind of positive effects I´ve noticed now that I´ve been able to get closer to Living Simply.

  • Good preparations have made my mornings with the children simpler and more peaceful.
  • My patience has improved now that I´ve made myself ready before the children wake up.
  • Children are more attentive when I´m able to give all my attention to them during their morning routines. I’m able do that because I´ve already got some of my work done before the children wake up.
  • Children hate stress and hurry as much as adults. Children are more relaxed and cooperative when they have enough time to wake up and go through morning routines without a parent’s constant hurrying.
  • More and more often we´re able to leave the home with a happy face and without any crying or screaming. And that´s a BIG thing for the wellbeing of parents and children!
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Next time you can read about the moment when me and Liilia take Unna to daycare.

Click to read the On the way to Simple Living: Intro.

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