September Habit #3 It Just Feels Weird

Dear FlyLady,

I have been keeping up with the Before Bed Routine for several months now, even through the summer.

Once I didn’t keep up with the kids BBR during the summer since we were not on any particular schedule. Once school started my daughter said she had missed her BBR. I had no idea. I told her she could have done it herself during the summer if she had wanted too. She said she didn’t know how.

During the school year I am careful of what the kids wear because of schedules like only Tennis Shoes for Gym day etc. So I use to pull out their clothes for the following day. Now I have the kids help by checking the calendar for the following day and they choose their clothes while I watch. I realized I was holding the kids back because I was doing everything for them.

BTW, my DH is also doing theĀ  BBR off and on for the last couple weeks. He did ask, before he started, why I have so much more energy in the morning and why I get dressed every day now, even during the summer.

I am realizing it just feels weird not being dressed first thing in the morning. I think of the weekends that I would stay in PJ’s the whole time. I hardly would get anything done around the house or go out to do anything.

One other positive about the BBR is getting to bed on time. I turn off my computer now by 11PM and if I am not tired I lay in bed and read some of my books or magazines I have been wanting to read. I have found my “ME” time right before bed. Plus because I relax before going to bed I sleep better and actually need less sleep than before I had a Before Bed Routine.


Heather in WA

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