Motivation

A Post That Isn’t Really About Socks

Every day, when we’re about to leave the house, I run around trying to find a pair of socks for each of my daughters. Yanno, to wear inside their boots (because spring/summer STILL hasn’t found it’s way here yet). I don’t know what it is about my children – NONE of them (baby included) like wearing socks. Their little feet get too sweaty or something.

Anyways, back to my story…. Every day I run around trying to find socks for the kids so we can leave the house. I run up the stairs with instructions to the kids to leave each other alone while I run to each room and grab each little girl a pair of socks. I then bring them down, only to have them yell at me that I got them the wrong pair. I then have to run upstairs and find the “right” pair. Pretty crazy right?

I stopped and asked myself in my best Dr. Phil voice, “How’s that workin’ for you?”.

It isn’t… errr… wasn’t….

I introduced a sock drawer in a shelving unit I keep by the front door:

Our New Sock Drawer(It also hides all of our hats and mittens, and various other things like umbrellas we typically grab on our way out)

The kids now grab their own socks as we’re about to leave the house. Problem solved.

Why am I boring you with a story about our socks?
When it comes to healthy living, we all have our own “socks”. A situation or routine that interferes with our ability to be efficient. Perhaps it’s a lack of a meal plan – 5 pm rolls around, the kids are hungry, and instead of having fresh food in the house to prepare dinner, a pizza gets ordered.

What are YOUR socks? What can you do to be more efficient? Is it meal planning? Is it sleeping in your gym clothes so you can get an early morning workout in? Is it packing a lunch before bed for work?

I’d love for you to continue the conversation below: What one thing would you like to change? Ask yourself in your best Dr. Phil voice, “How’s that workin’ for you?”

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  • Rachel
    November 5, 2011 at 10:10 am

    bwahaha! Growing up (in a housefull of girls) we too had a sock basket. We never had to worry about whose socks were whose, where the socks were or anything! 🙂

    My ‘sock’ issue is really more about having patience to slow down and just enjoy the moment. Even during the witching hour… just slow down and put myself in my boys shoes… relax, live the moment, and smile. 🙂

    • Janice
      November 5, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      We’re slowly getting to the point of only having one basket… I’ve occasionally worn their socks 🙂

  • RunTheLine
    November 5, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    And there was me thinking that this was going to be a post about running socks 🙂

    • Janice
      November 5, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      Ha ha, truth be told I buy my running socks at the dollar store 🙂

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