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Get Ready for Tomorrow: Set Out Your Clothes Tonight

Conger Design Pixabay wardrobe with shirt on hanger
Put the clothes you plan to wear tomorrow in a special place. Thank you, Pixabaay for image.

“Get Ready for Tomorrow: Set Out Your Clothes Tonight” by Joan Y. Edwards

A great way to get ready for tomorrow is to set out your clothes tonight.

Before my late husband, Carl, went to bed, he used to set his clothes out for the next day. Socks in shoes; shirt, pants, belt, hat. He got up at 4:30 every workday. He left our home at 5:45 a.m.

When I was in high school, I wore a uniform to school each day. Sometimes, early in the morning, I discovered that a clean uniform wasn’t in existence.  The skirt and blouse hadn’t been washed and ironed.

When you have a young child, you sometimes do this before going somewhere special, why not do it every day?

Morgue file little girls outfit
The night before: Set out the outfit you plan to wear tomorrow. Thank you Morguefile for the image.

My point is, it would have been good if I had laid my clothes out or put them in a special part of the closet ready for service during high school. A few days ago, I started putting my clothes out for the next day. It felt amazing. I hope you’ll try it, if you’re not already doing it.

Having a valet stand would be great, but a chair with the clothes on it and shoes and socks under it would be good. Or a table. Your creativity will find a way perfect for you! I hang mine in the bathroom.

I hang my pants over the hanger. I put the shirt over the hanger. If I need a sweater, I put that on top of the shirt.  You can put the socks in the shoes or use a clothespin to attach underpants, bra, and socks to your shirt, pants, or hanger.

What  can you do to calm yourself from today’s events and be ready and quite  spunky with energy for the next day? Setting my clothes out for the next day helps calm me down and gives me confidence I can make it.

Another way to calm yourself is to forgive yourself and anyone else who aggravated you that day. Ask God to replenish your basket of things you need.  Ask him to give you more of all the resources you used up today. Patience, money, knowledge, wisdom, understanding, courage, etc.

Say the “Lord’s Prayer.”

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Do you plan what you are going to wear the next day the night before? Please leave a comment and  tell me about it.


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Take Away Your Main Character’s Security Blanket

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“Take Away Your Main Character’s Security Blanket” by Joan Y. Edwards

If your main character has everything he needs, take the most significant thing from him. Pick his pocket. Get it out of his closet or take it off the shelf. Turn your main character’s world upside down. Let me explain.

For instance, some children must have their blanket with them wherever they go.  Baby Bop called hers Blanky. Others may call it Wooby, as did the people in the movie, Mr. Mom. It is their security blanket. If they can’t touch it, they become emotionally unglued and devastated. Here’s the definition of Wooby from Urban Dictionary:

Urban Dictionary: wooby

(noun) Security blanket, teddy bear, or any physical item (for children) or emotional feeling (for adults) that gives you that safe, fuzzy, warm aura.

Take your main character’s security blanket away. You want him to become emotionally unglued and devastated enough to change in order to reach his goal.

  1. If your character is addicted to a schedule, change it.
  2. If your character is addicted to coffee, have a coffee shortage.
  3. If your character is addicted to fancy, expensive clothing, have him spend time with the homeless with a torn T-shirt and a pair of shorts.
  4. If your character needs to have his wallet with him at all times, have him lose it.
  5. If your character needs a car to get to where he’s going, have it break down.
  6. If your character needs to have a security system to feel safe, have a storm knock it out.
  7. If your character depends on another character for his money, have that character disappear and make him have to get a job.
  8. If your character is a runner who needs good running shoes, have someone switch his shoes to one of a smaller or larger size.
  9. If your character needs an alarm clock, break it.
  10. If your character needs a great hair style, have the hairdresser chop it off.

When you take away your main character’s security blanket, he will have to deal with his anger, loss, and will have to make changes to reach his goal. When you take away his security blanket, he becomes vulnerable. Readers relate to vulnerable characters. A reader might say, “I can’t stand to be without my lucky pen, I understand how he feels.” When readers find characters similar to them, they are drawn to them and find them lovable. Try it. You’ll

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