September Habit #4 I Would Have A Back-up

Dear FlyLady,

I am a working mother with 5 children, and a husband who might as well be No. 6!  Without your mentorship, I would have lost my mind years ago, but I found you in 2002 and, through your mentorship, I have been FLYing for years now!

I never had a problem enforcing a before bedtime routine for my kids, but I had a hard time with it because I would lay out clothes to wear for the next day, and then in the morning I would not feel like wearing them.  How did I fix this?  I started laying out TWO sets of clothes for myself, so I would have a back-up if I did not want to put on outfit A.  We are fickle creatures, and this has helped me get up and get out the door instead of standing in front of my closet contemplating why I thought I would want to wear “this” shirt with “that” skirt or “those” pants.

I would like to note that I have been an avid follower of Ms. SmartyPants, but some days I pick out bright colors to wear and don’t feel so bright in the morning.

Maybe setting up some clothing options would help another FlyBaby. Have a great day!


Rebecca here: This month we are focusing on the before bed routine.

Part of this routine is gathering up everything you need for the following day and putting it in one place. This place is your launch pad. You will be able to grab and go!

Where is your place? Do you have a bag? A water bottle or your office in a bag?

Please share your own tips or stories on the benefits and blessings of the Before Bed Routine.

Send to with Before Bed Routine in Subject Line.

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