Recently one of my favourite bloggers, Merrick from Merrick’s Art, shared a post about her daily routine/schedule and it inspired me to create my personal daily schedule. Merrick is a working stay-at-home mom with a super successful blog and three young boys. I am the step-mother of two teenagers (one who lives on her own), a full-time elementary school teacher, and part-time Beachbody coach. Although are day-to-day schedules look very different, I liked the idea of creating a daily schedule.
I was party inspired by my efforts to establish a new morning routine before our return to school in just over a week! For the last few weeks, I’ve been building a morning workout routine and learning to avoid hitting snooze in order to wake up earlier. Eventually, I’d like to have this established well enough that I can get my workouts done in the morning before heading off to school. I know myself, and the longer into the day I wait to do my workout, the less likely I am to do it, especially after an exhausting day of teaching!
I also started thinking about how my day at school is very structured and scheduled. Every year a great deal of time is spent on timetabling, scheduling, planning, and preparing. Why not take those skills and apply them to my personal life?!
Not only am I interested in making a personal schedule to make sure I fit everything into my day, but I also think it might prevent me from over-working myself. For example, if I schedule an hour after school hours for staying and getting caught up on work, then I’m more likely to actually stick to that hour instead of letting it go longer and then running out of time to do the other things I need to get done. Also, it forces me to include time for things like relaxation, self-care, and family time.
I’m still not exactly sure what my personal schedule will look like when I go back to work, but I am hoping it might look something like this if I can continue training myself to be a morning person (still working on that!)
5:30 am – Alarm goes off – do not hit snooze – change into workout clothes, have coffee and check social media
6:00 am – Beachbody workout – lace up those shoes and press play!
6:30 am – Shower and get ready for work
7:30 am – Make healthy breakfast and/or Shakeology depending on time/mood
7:45 am – Leave for work
7:50 am – Arrive at work – prepare for the school day (set-up, photocopies, marking, prepping)
8:45 am – Students arrive and school day begins (use breaks to check things off to-do list school or Beachbody-related)
3:15 pm – School day ends – students dismissed – tidy up workspace and make preparations for next day
4:00 pm – run errands/ check social media / Beachbody work
5:00 pm – prepare dinner
5:30 pm – eat dinner – clean-up and prepare lunch for next day
6:00 pm – Household chores – sweep, laundry, garbage, etc.
6:30 pm – School and/or Beachbody work
8:00 pm – Relax – read, watch tv, family time
9:00 pm – prepare for bed – brush teeth, wash face, pyjamas, read/journal
9:30 pm – Goodnight!
Do you have a daily schedule or routine that you follow? What does it look like? Am I missing anything on mine? I would love to hear from you!
2 thoughts on “Back to Routine – My Personal Schedule”
This is such a great idea! What I love about this personally is that I find I do not take ANY time to myself. I am 100% of the time cooking, cleaning, organizing or tending to my kids. Yesterday I found myself feeling guilty because I was doing yard work and Alex was left tending to the kids. What kind of a sick person feels guilty for that!?? It really dawned on me at that exact moment that I NEED to take time to myself. I should think about a schedule too. I’ve been saying all summer that I’m going to start going out walking kid free a few nights a week and I haven’t even done it once. Maybe a scheduled would be easier to stick to. Thanks for sharing, Kelly! I hope the schedule works for you!
Hey girl! I didn’t even know anyone read my blog anymore so thanks for your sweet comment! haha. I feel exactly the same way as you. I always feel like I “should” be doing certain things. I feel like as women we put a lot of expectations on ourselves and stretch ourselves far too thin! Imagine if we started filling our own cup first, how much we’d have left to give to our children, spouses, friends, etc! Let me know if you make a schedule and how it goes for you! And if you ever want a walking partner, I’d be happy to go with you!