I get asked all the time, “How do you get it all done?!” You wanna know my secret? I DON’T!
Even though I’m very organized, I still don’t get everything done that I aim to in a day every. single. day. And you know what? That’s okay!
I’ve learned since having babies to set PRIORITIES for the day and focus on those instead of a long list of things I’d LIKE to get done. In doing this, I really have to narrow down what’s important versus what can wait. Laundry? Important. Prepping food for the week? Important. Purging an area of the house? Not so important. Working out? Important to me, because that’s my sanity time. And the house falls apart if mama doesn’t get her sweat on. Haha!
I’ve also found it SO helpful to have a daily routine. Even on the weekends, I try to stick to the basic structure (waking up earlier, having my coffee alone, reading my devotional, etc.) because I’m just that kinda gal.
So what does a typical day look like for me? I’m glad you asked!
6am: the alarm goes off; I turn on the lamp, get up (no snooze for me, because I’m a recovering snooze addict), and make the bed
6-6:30am: brush teeth, put on my face, tame my hair, and get dressed (usually in workout clothes, because why not?)
6:30am: go to the kitchen and have a shot of ACV (good to get things moving, if you know what I mean), greens juice, and 12oz water
6:35am: make my morning matcha collagen latte (or coffee, depending on what I’m in the mood for) and read my devotional
6:45am: write in my prayer journal, jot down my gratitudes for the day, and also write down my “positive claims” (thanks to Rachel Hollis for this idea!)
6:55am: briefly glance over my to-do list for the day (which I write down the night before)
7am: wake up the kiddos and get them dressed (I pick out their clothes the night before, too)
7-7:45am: kiddos’ breakfast, teeth brushing, hair, and packing last min backpack items (lunch is also done the night before to make mornings easier)
7:45-8:30am: off to school #1 (Reagan) and #2 (Reid)
8:45am-12:15pm: back home to eat breakfast myself, share my morning post (usually my breakfast), workout, answer emails/DM’s, and prep any content I can
12:30pm: get Reid from school/eat lunch
1-2:30pm: a mix of both play time and random housework (sometimes I get a mini helper for these chores if I’m lucky)
2:45pm: get Reagan from school/lay Reid down for his nap (homeboy still NEEDS a nap)
3-5pm: help with homework and accomplish any other goals for the day (work on new program, prep additional food, etc.)
5-6pm: playtime with kids, prep Reagan’s lunch, and pick out clothes for the next day
6pm: start baths and prep for dinner
6:45pm (ish): dinner as a family (which is very important to us)
7:15-8pm: brush teeth, read books/Bible story, tidy up, and BEDTIME
8-10pm: write down my to-do list/priorities for the next day + alone time for B and I (share my post for the night, watch a TV show, read a book)
10pm: go to sleeeeep (if I don’t pass out before - ha!)
That’s my day! I also allocate time for business calls, any learning webinars I’m taking, etc. during the time Reid is at school. And, on occasion, a coffee date with a friend or getting my nails done!
Now, obviously during the summer, things normally done mid-morning shift to Reid’s naptime - even my workouts. During this season, they also accompany me to run errands/get groceries, which makes for way longer trips, but hey. But you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do, right?
Not gonna lie, y’all: There are some days I keep looking at my watch to see if it’s an acceptable time to have a glass of wine. HAHA! Life isn’t perfect and things can be overwhelming at times. The kids fight. A lot. The cat pukes on your new rug. I can’t get a workout in or even poop without being interrupted 47 times. But I am trying so hard to live in the moment, embrace the craziness as much as I can, and BE PRESENT. It’s a work in progress. Shoot, I’M a work in progress.
My point with this whole blog post is to share what works for ME and my family. It’s not to shame you or make you feel like you’re not “doing it right”. I personally thrive off of routine - it’s the only way to manage my family, our schedules, running a business, and working with brands on social media. You don’t have to be as Type A as I am, but I promise that if you’re consistent with your schedule and give it a solid change, you’ll find that the days are a lot more manageable - and things actually get DONE!
Let me know if you have any questions at all. I’m an open book, you guys!