Most of life is routine – dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going.If you wait for inspiration you’ll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.
As much as you might not like routine, we all have it. As a mom, routine is what makes life go a little bit easier. Want to set up a formal daily routine, but don’t know how? Check out my post on Garanimals where I walk you step by step into setting your daily routine. Then you can come back here read more about our families daily routine.
Now that you have that done you can fill out your daily sheet. I wanted to share a downloadable copy of this sheet. As you read in the Garanimals post, I spend every evening updating my sheet for the next day. This helps me to know what to expect the next day and mentally prepare if needed.
How do you use this sheet? Well, I like to first fill out the easy stuff – Mark what day it is and add any birthday or anniversary that may land on that day.
Once that is done I like to work on my quote for the day. This could be a quote, Word of the Year, bible verse, or any other kind of mantra you want to remind yourself of.
Next I work on the bones of the sheet – I transfer my Chores, email and call information, errands and appointments along with what I plan to make for Dinner. The to do is the last part I plan once I know how much time I will have free to accomplish them. Anything that MUST get done gets highlighted.
Then we are ready to start the day – As the day goes on I am always adding notes to the back of the sheet – things to remember, items I need at the store, to do items, and so on.
One of my favorite parts of the sheet is the Chat with Hubby part. It is a special place where I can remind myself of things I want to talk with my husband about. If I have nothing there sometimes I’ll just write something I want to remember to Thank him for or Just tell him I Love Him.
The Water and Exercise part is a good reminder for me to get all that water in and take some time out to exercise. I won’t lie – a lot of the time all the stars aren’t checked, but It does help to remind me!
All week I will be posting pictures of my personal DAILY sheet for that day on my Facebook page. Feel free to stop over and check out what I am writing about! I would also love to hear any suggestions or see how you use your Daily sheet!
I hope some of these tools help you on your way to making your day run a little smoother!