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Routines - Love Them or Hate Them?

Posted by: TashaChawner

Tagged in: routine , organization , flexibility , family , business



You either love them or hate them. But with a family to organise and a micro-business to run, I couldn't live without one.

We're back today for Term 4 of school.  Which means we are back in the School Routine.

Up at 6:30, for half an hour of online work.  Then it's time to make breakfast, call the family to eat and then get ready for our respective school and work days.  Shoes on at 8:30 and out the door.

The middle of the day is a little more flexible, but each day has a set of work/business-related tasks to be complete on that day, plus a small list of other tasks I need to get done.  It's squeezed in around my aide-work at school, but generally everything on the lists gets done.  (I think the secret here is to make the list achievable!)

The back end of the day is similar to the start.

Dog and I greet kids off the bus, empty school bags and up to the table for an afternoon snack, homework and daily debrief.  Then it's afternoon chores and free time until showers and dinner are called.

It makes for an organised and predictable day in our house (during Term as least).  But everyone knows what to expect and what is expected of them.

Sure, things can get crazy-busy-hectic and quite often do.

I do think that regardless of routine though, you need to also be flexible.

Things are going to happen to make it all go pear-shaped.  And when things go pear-shaped, you need to be able to deal.

I happened across this blogDaily Routines: How writers, artists and other interesting people organize their days - it's always interesting to see how other Creatives structure their day.

So, do you follow a routine?

Or you more a 'go-with-the-flow' type?

Share your routine (or lack there-of!) with me here... like I said, it's always interesting to see how other Creatives/Mums/Business Owners/People (pick which-ever is applicable to you) structure their day...







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