A couple years ago when we were living in Hawaii and I was a SAHM I made up and posted about my daily schedule. That post has become one of the most popular posts on my entire blog.. which blows my mind! I took a moment of feeling somewhat self conscious about my insane scheduling habits and what do you know?! Lots of other people appreciate this, too! haha.
Now that I’m a working mom again, my schedule is somewhat different.. and a lot more busy (I feel like). An anxiety of mine is feeling like I don’t have enough time to get everything done. In my mind, I don’t have time to cook dinner (and clean up afterwards) and make sure Tristan does his homework and make sure my kids are bathed and have their PJ’s on and do my own homework, etc. The list just goes on and on. When we DON’T do the things that we should, our evenings (and mornings) feel so flustered.. and I really want to avoid that. For me, making a schedule like this allows me to see all the things I need to do, allows me to see that there IS time to get them all done, and this alleviates my anxiety about all of it.
This schedule is a guide. Somedays things flow exactly like they should, and other days the timing is thrown off a little bit, but having this in front of me helps me plan my days better and stay on track. I’m able to make it through the day feeling like I have an idea of how everything is going to fit together and I feel like I have a little bit of control.. which is so nice!
I put EVERYTHING on my schedule. It helps take the guess work out of things like, “what was I supposed to take with lunch” or “what time should I leave for the gym” .. I also put our routines along the side so that I can make sure I don’t forget anything. (You’d be surprised how forgetful I am!)
I make my schedule in the Numbers program on my laptop, or you could use Excel on your PC.
See my FULL schedule here | Daily Routine for 2016
How do you stay organized and on task when life is so busy?