Schedules & Routines: Taming the Chaos

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Hello Sacred Wanderers!!

One big thing you should know about this Goddess of the House is that she has the heart of a gypsy! Unfortunately for her, she married a stable man who is content staying where he is. (And in all honesty that’s not such a bad thing)

So, not only do I dislike hate to be one place too long but I hate fear routines like a fat kid fears P.E.! I’ve always felt that if I made a routine for myself that my life would suddenly be boring and totally unadventurous (yes, I made a new word). I always worried that by having the boring,  same day in and day out,  that I would lose my appreciation for the little things in life.

However,  now I’m a mom with 2 small boys and they NEED their routines to be consistent. (Insert huge groan here) Routines and consistency ate two of the WORST words in my vocabulary!!

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With that said – as much as I hate routine and consistency, I would go insane if my boys didn’t have a routine! The crankiness and feistiness would drive me insane!

Needs & Goals to achieve the best routine
    1. Flexible
     2. Not all consuming
    3. Baths daily for both boys
    4. Exercise of some kind daily for everyone
    5. Ability to achieve domesticity needs.
    6. More energy for mom & dad

The trial schedule/routine:

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Top of the page has my daily chore themes.
Monday = Beds & Bath day
Tuesday = Family day
Wednesday = Living Room & Hallway/Stairs
Thursday = Kitchen & Plan day
Friday = Errands
Saturday = Basement
Sunday = Rest

The inside of the grid has daily breakdown:
Light blue: Chow time
Orange: Sleepy time for my little man
Green: Walking time for mommy
Yellow: Weekly time for the boys out of the house
Purple: Bathtime for my little men

Under the grid is my breakdown of my morning, afternoon, and evening routines (just so I don’t get overwhelmed)..

The next step is keeping track of everything, now I have this love of writing things down in my planner unfortunately; I don’t generally carry my planner with me and even after I write things down, I don’t check my calendar daily…

While I always have my phone because I don’t have a lot of time to get on the computer with two boys running me into the ground! 🙂 So I’m trying new ways of keeping my productivity up and keeping myself moving.

Step one is to be more religious about using my calendar on my phone. (So far that seems to be working, just need to move my bills over to the calendar)

Step two is using my Wunderlist app to keep track of my to do lists and any projects that come to mind. (Again so far so good! I’m actually pretty good about checking it and staying up to date with it.)

What does your schedule do for you?  What have you accomplished by having a routine?  What’s do you prefer to use to keep track of your schedules?

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About Ally

Things you should know about me. I am a 30-something mom of two very active little boys and two cats and one fluff ball of a dog. I am married to a sexy bearded milkman. I have the heart of a gypsy but live with a man content with things never changing. I love reading, movies, gardening, walking, yoga, painting, cooking, drawing, talking, and am constantly learning new things in this adventure called life.

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