Creating a perfect daily routine. Is there really such a thing as a perfect daily routine? There is no perfection in life, but a good planned daily routine can be very life-giving and something to come back to over and over. I’ve found this to be true over and over again during my years of being a mom and having a daily routine. Today on the blog, I’m sharing about how to create a perfect daily routine. I hope it helps you out today and gives you some ideas to create or tweak your own routines. And make sure to scroll down to receive your FREE printable daily planner sheet too.
…“a good planned daily routine can be very life-giving and something to come back to over and over.”
Benefits of having a daily routine:
- Routines encourage healthy habits.
- Routines allow you to maximize your time.
- Routines help you achieve goals.
- Routines fight against depression.
- Routines are calming and comforting.
Routines ensure enough time for what energizes you.
-above benefits of having routines are from the Real Simple blog
My journey with a daily routine as a mom
I didn’t really have any consistent routine in place probably until I had a third kid. I think at that point it became more necessary as my kids became older too. Before then, we had our meal times, quiet times, and bedtimes instilled, but not much outside of that for myself or the kids. It was really just all over the place in many ways. As I took time to declutter our home years back, it was the start of something wonderful for myself and our home life. Over time, I came to see that the time I spent during the day wasn’t really the best spent. I was letting life happen far too often for us without being very intentional with that time. That’s when I started to create simple daily routines for the family and myself. It eventually led to me creating my first morning routine. You can read about some of my early morning routines on a few of my blogs here.
Three steps to create the perfect daily routine:
- Take note about what you do daily for a few days. What do you want to keep? What do you want to do less of? What would you like to add? What did you notice?
- Jot down some of your values and goals for your daily routine. Such as: reading more consistently, taking quiet time, or making time for friends.
- Work towards your perfect daily routine day by day. And give yourself lots of time and grace as you are changing old habits and instilling new ones.
And always come back to your values. Ask why you are doing your daily routine in the first place whenever you feel the motivation waning. Reassess, change things up as needed and keep going! Related BLOG here.
“Ask why you are doing your daily routine in the first place whenever you feel the motivation waning.”
And to tie up everything? I’m going to sidebar and share that even though I am sharing about the perfect daily routine, there really isn’t such a thing. I’m often tweaking our routines to meet the needs of the family and myself! Currently, I’m reading a book to help me carve out some new routines that I want to put in. I find writing things up in a brainstorm and then time blocking them to be very helpful…and having a spot to put them in if they’re more periodic - such as weekly or monthly. If a daily routine is currently not working for us and we do nothing about it, well, then, nothing changes. It’s worth a try to see if something will work better for us and we will wonder why we didn’t try sooner. Here’s to creating a “perfect” daily routine!
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If you’d like to get started on your perfect daily routine, I created a free printable daily planner sheet for you that you can use that may be helpful. You can find it here. I also have an upcoming class on beginner planning basics. If you’d like to be the first to know when that launches, shoot me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other blogs of mine you may find helpful:
- Five Things You Can Do to Have the Best Morning Ever
- How to Have a Morning Routine With Children Around
- How to Help Reduce the Feeling of Overwhelm as a Mom by Using This One Simple Practice
Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!