There’s nothing quite like getting my morning off on the right foot! Coffee’s made, the sun’s shining, and everything I need is where it should be. When I’m rushed and forget something, it’s hard to get back on track. My secret to a smooth morning is what I call the Evening 20-20-20, and when it gets done, the whole household runs like clockwork (well, most of the time!). Try this trick for one week, and you’ll be a believer!
The 20-20-20 refers to three 20-minute increments of time. They don’t have to be consecutive, but it works easiest for me if they are in a row. Here’s what we do during those 20 minute segments:
20 minutes – Put away
20 minutes – Prepare for the morning
20 minutes – Peaceful time
It sounds really simple, and it is!
We’ve been sheltering at home about 10 weeks now. At this point, Working From Home (WFH) is getting messy and it’s beginning to stress me out a bit. Especially when there are papers on the dining room table. Others tell me that they’re at about that point as well because this WFH mode is going on much longer than anticipated. And for many, they also have to play the role of Teacher, too. (Bless you all, teachers and parents!)
When working from home, “maintaining a clear division between your work and your home life will make it easier to show up fully for both,” according to Marie Kondo, the tidying maven. Here are 4 quick tips from Kondo to help you bring a little more order to your space – without committing to a long or comprehensive tidying adventure.
If you try all four steps, you, too, will feel like you can make time! Allow me to explain:
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