Hello and welcome back Gorgeous,
This week, and who I am kidding, this whole year has gone by so fast! Fall is in the air, pumpkin spice everything is back, and Halloween decor is starting to pop up in the stores.
As we head into the Fall season, it made me think about my routines, which is why I wanted to talk about that for this week because while I like to be spontaneous here and there, I definitely like to stick to a routine, or try at least 🙈. And there’s something about August that seems like it’s a new year, but I think that’s because I have always associated that month with a new school year. I know there’s a few months left of 2021, but I’d like to get the most out of this year and live my best life.
I don’t know about you, but I could use a refresh, and to be completely honest, I have fallen off the wagon with keeping up with my routines. My intention was to start off my mornings with some meditation followed by some light yoga, but, instead I hit the snooze button. I got into the habit of hitting that snooze button over and over and just didn’t follow through with my plans. So, I know this is something I need to work on.
The way I plan on doing my routines is by keeping it basic and setting a morning routine, and a night routine. The next part is the part that I tend to struggle with, which is keeping track of my time. For example, when I’m at home, I don’t keep track of how long it takes me to clean a certain room or area of the house, I just do it until it’s all cleaned. However, I know I could solve this problem by simply noting down the time I start cleaning and the time I finish cleaning and then see how long it took me. By doing this, I can see not only how long it took me, but I can also plan out that chunk of time for a future date the next time I need to clean a room or another area. And keeping track of time could be done for any activity, whether it’s working out, organizing a room, or making dinner, etc.
For example, if it took me 45 minutes to clean the bathroom, then I can look at the hourly section in my planner and see where I have time to fit this in the day. If my morning hours are booked up, and I don’t have time in the evening, but I see that my afternoon is free, then I can write in that hourly section. Not only does this help me plan my days better, but it helps me see how long a task takes. This also helps me with my routines because when I note how long it takes me to do a certain task, I can then adjust my routines to fit my schedule.
Happy Planning, we hope this helped you.