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Short Spurts Toward Success! Week 4

It’s the final week of the Challenge! How are you doing? My guess is, from the dearth of comments on the blog this past week, that you’ve been exceedingly busy! I hope you’ve squeezed in time to incorporate the nightly routines we’ve been learning, though.

So, it’s a new year and I’m ready for a fresh start – how about you? Let’s get started by remembering the first three Challenges and then adding #4…
Challenge #1 – Do a quick straighten up of the house before bed each night.
Challenge #2 – Put away clean dishes. Set the table/prepare for the next day’s breakfast.
Challenge #3 – Be sure no dishes are left undone. Fill Dishwasher. Dump the old coffee grounds. Add fresh coffee for the morning.

Challenge #4.

Lay out clothes for the next day. Straighten up/quick clean the bathroom. All before bed each day.

I hope you are feeling a new sense of control over your environment. You’re probably even sleeping better, knowing that you are the “alpha dog” of your home environment. What a great way to lessen stress!

Please be sure to leave at least one comment this week to let us know how you are doing with the Challenge. Remember, each comment gives you another entry to win an autographed copy of Uniquely You: Discover Your Life Purpose” by Kim Avery. Next week I’ll be sharing an upcoming opportunity for you to Discover YOUR Life Purpose – stay tuned!


  1. Hi Pam,
    You are reminding me of FlyLady, but less complicated 🙂

    Comment by Renee

  2. Hi Renee, Hoping that since the challenges seem less complicated to you, that you are finding enjoyable success! 🙂

    Comment by Pam Taylor

  3. Now, this week will really push my limits ; ) I usually don’t do well (when I’ve tried before) with laying out clothes the night before. Let’s just say I have an issue with clothes. So that I don’t get too wordy, I’ll just keep it at this:

    I’m one of those who stands in the closet and frets about what I’m going to wear. When I’ve laid (I sure do hope I’m not butchering English with lay/lie/etc in this comment) my clothes out the night before… I always go back and change the outfit in the morning. So… at one point I decided I’d only do it once… in the morning.

    I’m gonna try hard at this week’s challenge. If anybody has any ideas about how I can “renew my mind” here… please shout out. And, hey… you might even win an awesome book!!!! : )

    Comment by Shelly

  4. Shelly, Praying that you get victory over the indecision of what to wear each day! Let us know how God renews your mind.
    Glad you like the book! Our pleasure!

    Comment by Pam Taylor

  5. Thanks for the great reminders! The other night I was getting ready to go to bed. I went in the kit to a sink full of dirty dishes. I was very, very, tired. I thought, “Oh, I can’t do these tonight.” Remembered your challenge, Pam, and did them. Felt so much better after. Thank you again for the challenges.

    Comment by Jo

  6. Woo Hoo! YAY!!! Very cool, Jo! 🙂

    Comment by Pam Taylor

  7. Pam, Not so successful in terms of actions. I’m excited when I don’t get overwhelmed reading and can understand instructions!! I like that your tasks are do-able (although my “dishwasher” i.e., sink, is full).

    Comment by Renee

  8. Hi Renee, so glad to hear that the “challenge” is easy to understand and do-able! Hoping that you left the computer and “emptied the sink”! 🙂

    Comment by Pam Taylor

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