This post is a guest post by Jessica from Love Love Love Blog.
Hi mamas! My name is Jessica and I’m a mom of three. I was born and raised in Utah and I’ve been a full-time blogger for 3 years now.
Since I work from home, routines are SO important to my day running smoothly.
So I like to think of my day as I did when I was in school.
Every day I knew what classes I had and where I had to be when. Once one class was over, I moved to the next and stopped thinking about the previous class until that night when I did my homework.
That’s how I structure my day now as a mom. But, forgetting about one task and moving on to the next is easier said than done when there aren’t 3 bells and teachers moving me along!
This kind of routine takes some discipline and even I’m not perfect at it every day.
Start with a rough sketch of how you’d like your day to look and once you have that down, move on to a tighter schedule.
Here’s how my day usually looks:
7:30 AM: My baby wakes up and comes to the bed to nurse
8:00 – 9:00 AM: I workout, eat breakfast, help the kids get dressed and ready for the day
9:00 – 11:00 AM: Baby goes down for a nap, my son goes to school, I work on household chores (laundry, cleaning, running errands)
11:30 – 12:00 PM: Baby wakes up and eats, my son gets home from school
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Quiet time/naps for kids
1:00 – 4:00 PM: WORK TIME
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Screen time for kids
3:00 – 5:00 PM: Outside playtime/feed the baby
4:00 – 5:00 PM: I pick up and start dinner prep
5:00 – 7:00 PM: Family time (dinner, playtime, walks outside)
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Bedtime routines
8:30 – 10:30 PM: Hubby time (usually spent watching Netflix and talking)
10:30 – 11:00 PM: Get ready for bed and go to sleep
It may seem a little crazy to have my entire day blocked out like this, but having set hours for when certain tasks should be done helps me stay focused.
And when I’m working, I like to set a timer for 25 minutes. I make a list of everything I need to do for work and chip away at one thing at a time for 25 minutes. I put my phone away and close all internet tabs so nothing distracts me.
Once the 25 minutes is up, I give myself 5 minutes to check my email, browse social media, and answer text messages. Then it’s back to work for 25 minutes.
I’m much more efficient this way! Focusing on one task rather than trying to juggle 3 different tasks at once actually helps me accomplish more work.
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