Well I am back online finally. Now I intend to do more with this blog and make it into the network of helpful tips, ideas, and advice on how to balance your life and make space for all the wonderful things you dream of doing but feel like you never have time for. Like, for example, myself-working on this blog, running my house, looking after 2 children, doing a degree, creating and looking after myself. All very important aspects of my life!
I’ve said it before but I don’t think I can ever say it enough. Routines are there as guidelines. Do not allow it to control you. Let it be flexible. If something comes up that you hadn’t planned DO NOT WORRY, just get on with it and come back to your routines when you can. When you keep on top of things that you need or want to do the odd day where you don’t follow it won’t make as much impact on how much you can get done.
I reworked my daily routines last week as it is something that needs doing often when my life changes regularly. I have vague distinctions between days because of different commitments etc. And my version has a lot more specific detail but i’m sure you don’t actually need to know what days I wash my hair or paint my toenails etc! (Yes, I am that organised! If i don’t plan toe-nail-painting I will never do it!) But, anyway, here is a basic version of my weekdays.
7am-8:20-Getting ready for school/put a load of washing on/school run
8:45-10am-Wash up breakfast pots/cleaning tasks for the day (will include how i separate cleaning tasks through the week on another post)/Tuesdays I nip to the shops or market for any bits I have run out of
10am-11:30-Usually go out with baby to My grandmas/playgroup/park/swimming/the library
12pm-1pm-Blog/craft while baby naps
2pm-Exercise, usually hula hoop, yoga, Pilates just at home
3pm- 3:30-School run/homework
3:30pm-5pm-Play games/play in the garden/read together
5pm-7pm-Eat tea/clean up/watch TV
7pm-7:40-Getting kids ready for bed and getting them to sleep.
I will post specifics about evening routines on another post. This is a really important time (especially for parents of young children) to look after themselves, to relax and to create things for themselves. Sometimes studying or work runs over into these times but thats ok. As long as we get some time to really do what it is that makes us who we are or who we want to be.
If you need any help creating your own routines then please contact me via the contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org, I would love to help you.
Have a gorgeous day,