How to Create a Routine for 2018
Setting Up Your Daily Routines
When people come to me for help in getting themselves and their homes organized, the very first thing I focus on is getting them set up with daily routines. Until you have a daily routine in place, you will always feel like a hamster on a wheel. Trust me when I say, routines are gold!
Setting Up Your Morning Routine
Creating a morning routine is a great place to start because you’re starting out your day productive, every day. You’re telling your day how it’s gonna go instead of just reacting to whatever the day throws at you.
I go into way more detail on how to structure your routines in our online Homemaking school, the Home Management Society, but here are a few tips to get you started:
- Make a list of some things you would like to get done each morning.
- Place them in order by what needs to happen first, to what needs to happen last.
- Tweak as necessary.
Your routines will not always stay the same because your life never stays the same. Your routines are meant to assist you in whatever season of life you are in, so tweak them accordingly. I used to wake up at 5 am and workout for an hour….before I had baby number five!
Now, I have a routine to wake up at 6 am and work out for 20 minutes. I tweak it as needed, and that’s what makes my routines always work for me. Give it a go and let me know in the comments below if you need any help setting yours up!
Setting Up Your Evening Routine
Just like with the morning routine, you should set up an evening routine for yourself as well. What are the things you need to do in order to wind down from the day? Decide what time you want to go to bed, and work backward from there.
What time would you need to start your evening routine in order to get to bed by your target bedtime? For me, I start my evening routine at 4 pm in order to get myself in bed by 9 pm.
If you need help jotting all your routine tasks down, just fill out the form below and I’ll send you the Daily Routine printable I use for my morning and evening routines, absolutely free. 🙂
Get your free download, set up those routines, and have the most productive year ever! 😉