I have always been a schedule-driven person. Schedules keep me on task and it ensures that I keep productive throughout the day, because while I may be a schedule-driven person, I am also a closet Lazy Person.
So, when I transitioned to my new life as a Stay at Home Mom, I decided to make myself a schedule to make sure I didn’t forget any day to day tasks. Besides being a mom and keeping a home, I also have blog responsibilities and work for clients (I’m a marketing consultant, doing work from home).
Sharing my schedule with you isn’t meant to be braggy. I enjoy reading how other people schedule their days, and then I try do a little tweaking! My schedule also isn’t to make it seem like I have it all together. Trust me – this schedule doesn’t happen like this every single day. This is what I HOPE happens every day.
Here’s an example of my typical day:
5:00am – Wake up and quiet time; Work on blog
6:30am – Breakfast with husband, clean up, then start to get ready for day
7:00am – Baby wakes up; Fix baby breakfast; Play time
8:30am – Bath time
9:00am – Baby’s first nap, then tackle more computer work
10:30am – Baby wakes up, do some housework with her
11:00am – Snack, then run errands
12:00pm – Lunch & Play time
1:00pm – Baby’s afternoon nap, tackle blog/work items
3:00pm – Baby wakes up & have snack; Tackle more housework
4:00pm – Prep dinner, husband comes home
4:30pm – Dinner time, then clean up
5:00pm – Baby play time
6:00pm – Get baby ready for bed
6:30pm – Baby in bed. Go downstairs and pick up toys
7:00pm – Watch TV with husband
8:00pm – Shower
8:30pm – Tackle more client work (if needed)
9:30pm – Bed time!
It looks intense all written out. I promise it’s not! Basically, when Elizabeth is up, I try to stay away from the computer and phone, and tackle housework only. She loves coming around the house with me, starting laundry, vacuuming, and so on. When she’s asleep, that’s when I work on the computer and finish either blog work or work for my clients.
I find that when I stick to the same routine every day, it flows well! And by tackling a little housework each day, I don’t have one day where it feels overwhelming.
Do you stick to a schedule? Even if you don’t stay at home like me, do you find that a schedule helps you stay on track? Or are you a to-do list person instead? Tell me all about it!