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Monday, June 03, 2013

DH and I did an exercise together yesterday where we each sat down and planned out our (realistic) ideal working day, Friday and weekend day. I say realistic because we decided to include actions that would make our life the way we want it to be: healthy, peaceful, organized and fulfilling.

This meant that DH had to make a few drafts, once I explained that expecting to never cook or clean when both of us work full time is UN-realistic.

After we made our routines, we compared notes and managed to come up with a master plan that we both agree on. Now that the stress of building our home is almost over, we feel that we should be able to follow this plan, although it means making three key changes:

1. Getting up and going to bed earlier.
2. Planning cleaning and cooking in advance.
3. Finding healthy alternatives to tv as leisure, namely exercise.

Today was the first day of this joint plan. We managed to get up about 15 minutes earlier than usually. So as not to "force the machine" as they say in Spain, we are going to gradually ease into getting up at 6:30 am, since we have been crawling out of bed around 7:20 for the last few months, about ten minutes before we have to run out the door.
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BEBOLDER 6/11/2013 1:11AM

    I have been married for 27 years, we used to do so much together, we need a conversation like this but how did you start it so that it wasn't something like "we should do this" but it is really me wanting him to this. We have kinda forgotten how to talk, isn't that ridiculous. We love each other immensely, we dated in high school and married after a few years of college.

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CHERYL_ANNE 6/3/2013 8:41PM

    You'll get there!

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GHOSTFLAMES 6/3/2013 5:00AM

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WEARINGTHIN 6/3/2013 4:41AM

    This one is a real toughy. Good luck in this struggle. (I am a reformed couch potato, but it was out of necessity that I had to change. Now, it's not so bad.) Glenn

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