Today I’m going to give you a typical walk through of a Friday at my house. Keep in mind that this is of course the ideal play through of my day and the actual instance of everything going according to plan is just about never. But the important stuff gets done, at some point or another.
I have been working on trying to stick to my schedule more, when I do my day does tend to go a lot better. Also there is some change day to day, I use a cleaning schedule for sanity reasons. Trying to wing it is generally not for me because I either do nothing or I go nuts and do way too much. Alright lets start the day!
Weekdays begin at 5:30am, I get up and make breakfast and lunch for my husband before he goes to work at 6. I do prefer to have at least some of it prepped to make my morning easier. I usually make him a breakfast sandwich and his lunch is generally a salad with a few snacks. After he is taken care of I make my coffee.
This is a few step process as I prefer to drink bulletproof coffee, but I find it to be completely worth it. Not only is it delicious but I get to drink a frothy coffee every morning. Its really all about the little things. I use a French press, so while I’m letting the coffee sit I put the clean dishes away. Its nice to get it done this early because then its open for filling through out the day.
Coffee in hand I sit and get out my tablet to write. To be honest this is a newer morning routine but I really like it, and when I don’t stay up after getting my husbands food ready my day isn’t as good. I feel sluggish for a lot longer.
Alright moving on. On a perfect day the boys sleep until 8, or later, but that that doesn’t always happen. After they get up they get to watch a some TV and have a drink and some breakfast. When 9 rolls around if they aren’t already playing the TV goes off and the toys come out. This is also the time I usually have Jake, my 4 year old, work on “school work” or kindergarten prep stuff. Ranging from writing to matching and puzzles or follow the directions worksheets. Jonathan, my 2 year old, sometimes plays during this or we draw or match colored toys.
Then its just play time until about 12 if its nice we head outside. In a perfect day while they are having their play time is when I do my daily cleaning task, and a daily workout. Today is Friday so that’s cleaning the bathrooms and doing laundry. My workout can range from 5 to 40 minuets, it really depends on the day, how its going, and those small rascally type children. Between 12 and 1 is lunch followed by one of my favorite times of the day:
Quiet Time! Woohoo!
My boys almost never nap this is the closest time I get to me time through out the day. This is when I like to read usually, or just sit and have a cup of coffee and log my food in for the day. Ahhh I can just picture it and trust me its quite nice.
After quiet time usually around 2, its more playing and if I haven’t done my cleaning now is when I get it done. And yes most days this is when I actually do my cleaning. My workout generally has priority over cleaning in the morning. If were heading outside I also tend to do a shorter routine, but I at least do a 5 minute core routine everyday. In a perfect day I would do a 5 minuet routine when I wake up and another 20-30 minuet workout about 9-10am. Goals! I’m sure I can get there, and I have had a couple “perfect” days already so I know its possible.
When 4pm comes around I have an alarm that goes off to remind me to stop what I’m doing and start dinner. But! It’s Friday! That means its pizza night and I just have to order and relax. I am a huge fan of pizza night because then I only have to worry about what I’m going to eat, instead of making potentially 3 separate dinners. Not the easiest while I’m keto, my husband is not, and my children are picky. Meal planning and prep is key, I wouldn’t survive without it.
After dinner at 5 is usually when we pick up our toys, if we haven’t already. I vacuum then baths, after we’ll watch a movie and generally have a snack. The boys don’t always sit nicely for the movie and I generally don’t force them. There is a no ultra crazy policy that is in effect at movie time but if they want to play with toys I don’t stop them. They know after the movie is over, even if they didn’t watch it its time for bed.
We aim for 8-8:30. I love reading stories to the boys but I do try to limit it to 3 or 4 stories or 20 minuets of story time whichever happens first. Something I definitely need to work on is having my boys fall asleep by themselves. As it stands now I lay down with them until they fall asleep. This can sometimes take quite a long time.
I know it was my own doing, and I love them and laying in their beds with them is quite cozy but its not always a good thing. Especially when I want to spend time with my husband or If I end up falling asleep (this has happened MANY times). So more goals! I’ll get there eventually.
Once the boys (and hopefully not myself) are asleep then comes me time! A mental party is thrown and I go see what my love is up to. If he’s free we talk and watch Game of Thrones. If he’s decided to play games for the night I will usually opt to read, journal, or sleep, after I’ve checked my logs and filled in my fitness journal.
There you have it! A full day of Crazy.
Obviously there are a million variations of this. And sometimes I do other things, but there’s no time to list all the variables/ I don’t want to. So many things can happen in a day but I definitely believe that having a routine is key to making it through the day. How about the other crazies out there? What gets you through your day? Do you a routine or goals for a routine? Please let me know! And don’t forget to subscribe to keep your backstage pass to the crazy show.