I don’t know about you, but having an at-home daily routine is KEY over here!
A daily routine, or daily rhythm as I like to call it, creates predictability, sets expectations, and encourages independence. When our routine is ON things go much smoother and when it’s off, well let’s just say the days feel a bit LONG!
So how do you get started with creating your very own family routine? I’m here to share a few simple steps and printables to help you do just that!
First things first, BRAIN DUMP!
Yep, grab a sheet of paper and list out all the things that consistently happen each day. For example wake-up times, kids activities, work time, nap time, school, etc. List it all out that way you know what you must fit in to your day.
Next, think of your day in chunks!
Divide your brain dump list into morning, midday, afternoon, and night. Pull each of your daily activities into a chunk and skim over what you have.
Now it’s time to actually create a sample daily routine! YAY!
Keep in mind, that although you are listing out your routine, parts of your daily flow do not have to be restricted to certain time lengths. Instead, list out items in order from morning until night and add in exact times for only the items that must have them. Try to condense your list items to create predictable blocks in your day.
Here is a peek at what our current daily routine looks like. Having a set rhythmn to our day helps it go smoothly and keeps the day moving. Our day is predictable and although there are no set times this flow takes us from wake-up to bedtime.
Are you ready to make your routine? Once you have your draft be sure stick to it the best you can for several days straight. It may be hard at first if your children aren’t used to certain items in your flow, but after a few consistent days everyone starts to get the hang of it. YOU CAN DO IT!
What’s your routine look like? Share below any tips and tricks you have. 🙂