Be Serious: Evening Routine

So my morning routine may have scared some of you off of my blog forever.

Please do come back, I’m not the super-organized freak I make myself sound like.  I just need to be super-organized at strategic times to make my day go well.  Evening is another one of those times.  Check out my usual evening routine:

  1. I was all of my dishes.  I walk around the whole house making sure I grab any stray sippy cups or drinking cups that get left in weird places, and I was all of them.  Depending on the day this could take anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours.  (Perhaps I’m exaggerating.)
  2. Then I scour my sink.  I use Borax:  I just sprinkle a little in each of my double sinks and scour around the whole thing, then rinse with water.  I have found it makes my sink look prettier, plus Borax keeps ants out in the spring and fall.  Win, win.
  3. I wipe down the kitchen counters and the stove, letting all the crumbs fall to the fall.  Don’t scream yet!
  4. I sweep the kitchen floor.
  5. Then I take about 15 minutes to run around the house putting anything out of place away (stray shoes, purse, toys, trash, etc.)
  6. My “work” is finally done!  Then I can blog or work on another project.

This is the time I take to myself if my husband is working in the evening, or the time I spend with him when he’s home.

Regardless of whether he is home,  I try to brush my teeth and wash my face before bed (which has been much more of a struggle than you’d think!), then read my Bible in bed.  Yes, right before I go to sleep.

There are hundreds of reasons why this works best for me, not the least of which is that my brain is always going a million miles a minute, and reading my Bible in bed actually helps me to calm down.  And I haven’t yet fallen asleep reading it, so I call that a win.

The one thing I continually struggle with in the evenings is going to bed early enough.

In my morning routine post I talked about waking up early in the mornings to run.  When I meant early, I meant 4 am.

No, the sun isn’t up then.

I should be going to bed between 8 -9 pm.

Ha.

I’m usually lucky if I’m in bed by 10 pm.

I get way too carried away with things I’m doing after the girls get to bed.

But I am working on it; I promise.

What is in your evening routine?

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