Setting Up Your Summer Routine
If you saw Monday's post I gave my tips for creating your summer routine. As I was writing it I knew I needed to have a printable for you to save and use. So here it is!!!!
I want to walk you through this worksheet today.
Start with the To-Dos: First write down everything you need to do daily, then move to weekly and then monthly. Once you know what has to be done daily, decide when works best for you to get it done every day. Move on to weekly, what works best for you weekly. For monthly those may be set days that something happens or it may be be something that happens whenever you need it to (I have found that things that happen monthly usually have a specific time.) Once I have my to-dos listed out it is easy to add them to the calendar. My daily things are done first thing in the morning or last thing at night. This gives us time to do all the rest of the things we want. My weekly things tend to be a little more time consuming. For me I only do laundry one day a week and have one day set aside to do that. And like I said above monthly things re usually very set.
Bucket List: Sit down with your family and come up with things you want to do this summer. Then decide how many you want to tackle each week during the summer. Knowing what vacations you may have planned will also affect how you do your bucket list. I like to have about 15-20 that we do and then I am able to do at least two a week. I will take how many items we want to do and divide it by the number of weeks we have available.
Putting Things In To Practice: This will take time to get in to your routine, but trust me if you try it for two weeks you will absolutely know if it working for you. But stick to it and commit to it. Then make SMALL adjustments to tweak. If you give yourself a time limit for your daily tasks twice a day like 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night you will be amazed at how much you can get done with a list and a timer.
HAVE FUN: I don't know how else to stress this other than all caps. You get 18 summers with your children before the leave you. I'm not crying... I am a liar. Courtney turns 18 this summer and I am feeling all the feelings and I decided this summer was going to be fun and happy. The end. Have fun. It's over way too fast and it isn't fair, you will never get it back.