Before I begin, my brain is like a giant bowl of spaghetti…my thoughts are running into each other, overlapping, causing my brain to feel discombobulated (thanks spell check, wasn’t sure on that one).
Words are coming to my mind of what to write about. Time, books, podcasts (oh, how they suck me in), attitudes, complaints, routines.
It’s late enough that I don’t think I could combine too many of them and it would make sense, so routines it is.
I am a WW coach and one constant comment that seems to prevail at each workshop is the interruption, disruption, and rearrangement of routines. So, I thought I would share some of my routines.
- wake up at 5:30 to walk a mile, drink 20 ounces of water, and listen to Beth Moore’s podcast, then I have my own reading and study time while listening to instrumental music on Pandora and drink that first cup of coffee while waiting and watching for Evan to wake up
- make protein pancakes and watch Little Baby Bum with Evan
- walk outside as much as we can
- eat lunch during his nap and catch up on one of my shows
- try to accomplish one household chore before resting my eyes (as my grandma called it)
- dinner around the table with Evan with an evening walk most likely
- read books in bed with Evan and then off to listen to more podcasts and clean up the kitchen
- plan and carry out at least five minutes of focused OT and speech therapy with Evan. It’s amazing how much better he behaves for his therapists for 45 minutes than ten minutes for me!
- Zumba online
- Zoom with my WW workshop
- figure out how to do self-care when the only down time I have is when Evan is sleeping (so thankful for a neighbor who has been taking Evan on walks) Nate does give me time, but trying to find it when he is at work is the biggest challenge.
- reading more books electronically
- sip a glass of diet tonic water (I add a little Crystal Light to it) to relax my eye muscles so they stop twitching (a symptom when I am overly stressed)
- blog Thursday nights
Routines I Want to Improve Upon
- writing in Evan’s notebook
- finishing projects I start
- speech therapy – This is Evan’s hardest area, so it’s the easiest to put off because of the work involved.
What about you? Any great tips for routines that you just have to share?