Schedule

Hey y’all,

I talked yesterday about how I was trying out different schedules and looking for a good one. I think the most important thing with a schedule is to stick with it, so I didn’t want to waste my time trying out all the schedules. What I did, was I took the idea of the Block Schedule by Jordan Page and altered it slightly to encompass different routines.

First, I wrote down my goals for a routine (because why even create a routine unless I want to accomplish something?): 1. it has to keep my household running well – I’m the adult who is mainly in charge of the home, so any routine that I’m doing daily cannot make me productive in the form of only money. I need to be able to keep the dishes and the house clean; I need to stay on top of the laundry; I need to make sure all of our bills get paid; I need to prepare food for my family. It’s important to me that these things get done. 2. I need time to spend with my son. I won’t work on my own life at the expense of his. 3. I want to set up multiple income streams and passive income. If something happens and I can’t work for a month or something, I want to still be bringing money in. Right now, my husband is the worker of the house, but if he doesn’t go to work, he doesn’t get paid. He makes decent money, but he is going to have to go to work every day to get it. Eventually, I want work to be a choice for us instead of a necessity. I want my husband, and myself, to go to work because we want to be there, and if something happens, it’s going to be ok.

Those are my goals, and I want my schedule to support that. I started with the idea of the Block Schedule. This schedule has made me way more productive whenever I have used it, but it’s such a general framework that I tend to forget things. I heard a man say that

Something I finally did differently with my block schedule is to stop the schedule when my son goes to bed. Previously when trying a schedule, I attempted to schedule “me” time. This only made me feel like I was never done, though. When I’m done, I want to be done. I don’t want to have to focus on anything – even if it’s myself.

I also added in a few things like drinking water and making my bed which were both tasks in the routines of several super productive people.

Without further ado, this is My Daily Script: 1st Edition:

  • 6-7: Good Morning
    • wake up
    • make bed
    • brush teeth
    • brush hair
    • get dressed
    • drink a glass of water
    • make coffee (because coffee is essential)
    • go outside (1-2 minutes – to get fresh air)
    • plan for the day (this is where I can change up some of my day-to-day tasks)
    • prepare breakfast (because it’s so much easier without the child)
  • 7-7-45: Breakfast
    • feed the humans
    • feed the animals
  • 7:45-9: Household
    • 1 load of laundry
    • wash dishes (only 10-15 min)
    • clean (this is my cleaning routine that comes into play – most of these should take one min or less)
      • sweep
      • check mirrors
      • check towels
      • clean sink
      • clean stove
      • clean table
      • clean toilet
      • water plants
    • pay bills
    • make any calls
  • 9-11: Play
    • play with son
    • during nap, work/cook
  • 11-1: Lunch
  • 1-2: Chillax
  • 2-5: Work (needs a revision)
    • A
    • B
    • C
  • 5-6:45: Dinner
  • 6:45-7: Son Bedtime
    • brush son’s teeth
    • pick up toys
    • bed
  • 7-7:30: do any last minute things to prepare for the end of the day and tomorrow
  • 10:40-11: Bedtime
    • brush teeth
    • shower
    • bathroom
    • bed

That’s my routine. I am going to try and stick with it. I’ve gotta say, I’ve been going through this routine today, and (even though it’s not even lunchtime) I feel both accomplished and completely relaxed because everything will be taken care of. I don’t have to think about anything because it’s already planned out for me!

Let’s see how it goes. I have really high hopes for this. Also, this routine will likely get revised.


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