tweak them from time to time to suit my family’s ever changing needs, but once my schedule was established I found my life was a lot less hectic. Why? Because I evaluated what the most important day to day tasks were, laid them out in an organized fashion and set them as a priority for that day. While my schedule may be very different from yours, I wanted to share with you what my daily rhythm and routines look like in order to help you develop your own schedule to ease the stress in your life.
Before having a schedule I felt as though l lived my life a little haphazardly and at times felt like a chicken running around with my head cut off. I was a new mom, trying to figure out the ins and outs of my new little one on top of starting my own business. Life was crazy to say the least. Here are two of my daily schedules that I came up with to help manage my time better:
Let’s begin with food, each Sunday night I sit down and look at the week ahead and plan out what our dinners will look like for the upcoming week. Why only our dinners? Well because I have a smoothie everyday for lunch and my son has leftovers from dinner. I also have a breakfast schedule to make life as easy as possible for our family, so each day of the week we eat the same breakfast like so:
Monday: Egg white veggie omelet and whole grain toast with a side of fruit.
Tuesday: Millet porridge and bananas
Wednesday: Homemade muffin and fruit
Thursday: Baked oatmeal
Friday: Homemade brown rice pudding
Saturday/Sunday: Waffles or pancakes with fruit or sweet potato hash browns and veggie omelet sometimes served with bacon or sausage. (I like to keep it a little flexible on the weekends).
***A lot of my recipes I make the night before so I can bake/cook
them in the morning with very little trouble***
I also have a schedule for household chores. This I find VERY helpful. Instead of trying to get all my tasks done in one day, I spread it out over the course of the work week so I can have the weekend to relax and do as we please! Each task takes me roughly 30 minutes, which is perfect for my busy work schedule. Doing these tasks each day really helps keep my house clean and the time spent doing it to a minimum.
Monday is my laundry day, I think I chose this because it was my
laundry day as a child. I find it nice to have clean clothes then for the rest
of the week. I start the wash first thing in the morning and keep it going
throughout the day. At night my husband and I sit down and fold, sort and put
away all the clothes. Monday is also my quick main level vacuum day. I vacuum
all the main rooms (not bedrooms or stairs).
On Tuesdays I clean our bathrooms. I scrub down EVERYTHING
(toilet, sink, tub/shower, floors, drawers, mirrors etc.) and replace all the
bathroom linens with clean ones (rugs, towels, hand towels etc). I also restock
the toilet paper and any other items that have been used up. One thing I have
also done to save time is to use a dish scrubber (you know the kind with the
handle filled with soap and a sponge at the base) and fill it 2/3 of the way
with vinegar and 1/3 with dish soap. I take it into the shower with me and
scrub everything down and BAM, shower is clean!
Wednesdays are surface days. I dust, wipe, mop and polish any
surface (floors, fans, lights, shelves, picture frames, windows, woodwork,
kitchen sink, microwave, fridge etc.) On these days I usually set the timer for
30 minutes and see what I can get done in that amount of time.
Thursday is my day to get organized. I find one thing, inside or
outside the house that needs cleaning out and organizing (ie. closets, car,
garage, kitchen cabinets/drawers, toy boxes, makeup drawer…you name it). Find
that one thing and make it neat and tidy again!
Today I vacuum the WHOLE house, couch, stairs, bedrooms,
bathrooms, you name it! Anything that can be vacuumed gets vacuumed.
AHH, and now I can enjoy the weekend in my clean house with my
Through my organization I have found my freedom and it has made all the
difference. I hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into my semi organized life and were able to glean some ideas for your own schedule to help keep you on task with as much time left over as possible to enjoy the loved ones in your life.
In Blessings and Health,