I’m starting something new…Monday Mommy-isms. Things related to my mommydom….ranting, raving, venting. And even if you’re not a mommy, I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to all my isms.
Here’s the first Mommy-ism…Get up & Dress Up:
When I was laid off last year, I still found myself waking up early in the morning, as if my body was still wired to go to work. I never slept in, and I don’t do so, now. Even if I do occasionally sleep in…sleeping in, to me, is getting up at 7 am. I hate wasting time. Especially, since time is such a rare commodity for me.
During the week, my alarm is set to…wait for it, wait for it…4:30/5am. And I’m usually up by 5/5:30 am….making coffee, working on my blog, typing up tweets, fb’ing, and doing other social media errands. Then I shower and get ready for the day by 6/6:30 am and then wake up the troops, get them ready, make lunches and then do school drop off.
I always make it a point to dress myself, and get ready for the day, even if I don’t have to. A very important action, that I think most people (stay at home or work at home) should adopt. Gives you a sense of purpose, and wakes you up! Makes you ready & for the day ahead. If I stayed in my PJ’s all day, I doubt I would get anything done. Granted, wearing a robe all day works for Mr. Hugh Hefner, but for me, PJ’s would halt my productivity.
You will never see me in my PJ’s at the grocery store or at school. And I will always have fresh makeup and earrings on. Oh, and that perfume…a lady never leaves the house without a spritz!
Happy Monday everyone! Stay productive.