I am FIRM believer in routines. They keep me on track and help me get much accomplished. Most days my routines go off without a hitch BUT there are days that my routine schedule is thwarted. Sometimes emergencies or spontaneous invitations or unexpected illnesses will interrupt your routines. That’s OKAY! You can just pick up where you left off or reevaluate your schedule and see what you can leave out or skip so you can try to find your way back on track. Some days, I will tell you, I only get my morning routine done and I’m perfectly happy with that. I just believe you should always have a plan for your day and try to stick with it. Let me share my new school year routine.
My Basic Daily Routine:
7:00 am – Arise, read Bible, pray
7:30 am – Make bed, exercise
8:00 am – Shower, devotional w/kids, eat breakfast, start laundry
9:00 am – Start school; reboot laundry, various chores I have
down for that day
12:00 – 12:30 pm – Lunch; clean up
1:00 pm – Finish up school or read aloud time with mom
2:00 -5:00 pm – Afternoon chores w/kids; free time for kids when
5:00 pm – Family dinner
6:00 – 10:00 pm – Family time, or scheduled activity; 5 minute
room pick up
10:00 pm – Kids in bed; my reading time and look over of
11:00 pm – Lights Out!
This is just a basic routine for me and my family. Our routines are more detailed for each of us but this gives you a general idea of what we do. Remember routines will have to be adjusted as the seasons in your life change. And it is my prayer that you will develop a routine for your family and try to stick to it. You may have to adjust it a few times to find the right schedule but it WILL be worth it.