Monday, February 6

Me & YOU Monday, Making it Matter

Hello and welcome to another Me & YOU Monday where we Make it Matter.  
My name's Rhianna and I am your hostest with the mostest (even if I do say so myself).  
Seriously though I want to thank you for taking the time to have a read and I really hope that you take the opportunity to find something in your life that you want to make matter.


So whats this all about?

In a nutshell I am trying to turn my previously chaotic and disorganised life into something the resembles order and routine.  As much as I may fear them it appears as if they are in fact necessary to a stable upbringing when children are involved.  Thankfully I have learnt that they do not need be military like, just some secure guidelines and ways of getting things done that eventually lead to a smoother, happier outcome.

The old outdated me would often let things slide.  There was a great number of things that did not matter to me.  You know things like dishes and washing and just general domestic duties.  Why rush into getting them done when they would only need doing again in the not to distant future.  Save it for later and just do it once.

The new revised and updated me knows that awesome feeling of coming downstairs first thing in the morning and not having to fight dirty dishes while trying to make coffee/breakfast and packed lunches.  Having the dishes done straight after they are used does matter.  Hanging the clothes up straight away does matter as then there are less crinkles to be found.  Little simple things that I know just as many people struggle with as well as do without a second thought.  There are ways to just make it a way of life and then it stops being a chore.

Last week I spoke of how I was buckling down and starting to get serious.  With the return of work for hubs and school for the kidlets, it also meant the start of me maintaining our new way of life.  I was a little apprehensive to say the least.  I am so good at having such unreasonable expectations that I am forever setting myself up for failure.  Or at least I was.

I am rather pleased to say that come Sunday morning the house was still in pretty good shape.  And not as a result of Hubs having to do to much.  Sure there were a few days in the middle where things got out of hand.  But only just.  On the whole I really feel like I didn't let any balls drop, well at least not important ones, which is a bit of a cool feeling.

Only I am not going to get too carried away as there is still plenty of room for improvement.  If I look back at my list of ten things to aim for each day I struggle fail to get full marks on any occasion.  Which is ok.  Must remember baby steps and all that.  On the upside I finally got the car cleaned out and have maintained it rubbish free for a few days.  Fingers crossed this week I will get to give it a vac as well.

This week the thing I want to make matter the most is
The School Routine  
I mainly have Miss L in mind here but it won't hurt for Miss Z to start creating good study habits at an early age.  I think know how important it is to take the time to read with children.  To spend time playing word and number games.  Creatively practice the times tables and all that.

Now that we know what is going to matter to me this week how about YOU?

What are you going to make matter?



I hope that you will come and join in, it is super, super easy.
  1. Have a look at your life 
  2. Find something that you want to make matter a little more
  3. Spend a week (or more) consciously making it matter a little more
  4. Blog about it
  5. Share the post here
  6. Tell all your friends and get them to do the same, tweeting about it as you go