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MORNING RUSH HOUR CAN CAUSE YOUR FAMILY STRESSFUL SEND-OFFS UNLESS…
Each night you take time to check the calendar for any appointment, games, meetings, etc. You tune into the weather report so you can help the kids choose appropriate clothing for the next day and to be sure to put umbrellas by the door, if rain is predicted.
You do a homework check and a book bag "pack and stack" at the back door. You have a family 5-minute pickup of the house. You count your pennies for lunch money and put it where everyone will see it. If you make lunches, you prepare whatever you can the night before. You set the table for breakfast and plan what will be eaten. You fill the coffee or tea pot so it only needs to be turned on or you set a timer to start it automatically. If you use frozen juice, you make it ahead or at least set the frozen can in the refrigerator, so it's ready to mix in the morning.
You put out your clothes, jewelry, shoes, socks, etc., so you don't even have to think about what to wear because it's already to put on. Then, when it's about time to check the alarm clocks, you give everyone a goodnight kiss, and slip into bed to get that needed eight hours of sleep before facing another busy day.
By spending a few minutes on these types of details each evening, you experience a much smoother exit each morning. Tune in next Tuesday for more morning tips and a few healthy rush-hour breakfast ideas.
posted on: 5/22/2012 12:00:00 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side
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Judy Warmington, Woman Time Management (owner) -- Busy wife, mother of three adult/married children, grandmother of 10 (5 boys and 5 girls!), former high school teacher (M.A. from W.M.U.), Speaker, Author, Radio Personality, and Trainer of Professional Organizers.