Despite my best intentions and the fact that I’m a born planner I just haven’t been able to get myself into a routine so far this year. With Jake starting nursery this week and after returning from holiday feeling refreshed I decided it’s time for some new routines.
I’ve gone right back to basics using my planner and my bullet journal to help plan out my time better. Of course any routine has to have some flexibility when you have a family. I really do believe that for me and my family routine is key for a happier home.
Jake for the time being is going to nursery 5 afternoons a week. I’ve been making the most of those afternoons by sitting at my desk and getting back into the swing of things. I have let lots of things fall by the wayside recently. So I’m catching up and reassessing and it feels good.
I have looked at how I can improve our morning and evening routine to avoid the chaos. Despite trying to be organised we are always scrambling round at last-minute. Starting with simple things like laying out clothes for the following day is already making a big difference.
I had been searching for that spark to reignite my motivation. I now realise the answer lay in simply going back to basics. I’m following a routine and getting stuff done.