6 QUICK Steps to Find a New Routine

Routines….we’re constantly told how much they help, both us and our kids. (I even wrote about my morning routine yesterday!)

Routines have been another piece to the puzzle that allowed me to find more mindspace and reconnect with myself.

For me it’s a work in progress, I’m always building on what is already in place and thinking about what can make our life easier and give me less to keep track of!

But…sometimes it seems overwhelming to think about trying to implement a new one, or you’re ready to go and your kids want nothing to do with it? Or you try it and it’s a mess….

So what can you do?

  1. Reflect- think back to your day today…is there a point in the day that your always flustered? Frustrated? Rushed?
  2. Dream- ideally what would that time of day look like for you?
  3. Problem solve- what is getting the way of that ideal vision?
  4. Brainstorm- how can you solve that problem? (come up with as many choices a possible!)
  5. Pick one idea from your brainstorm!
  6. What tiniest step can you take to get that idea in motion?

I know it seems like a lot of steps….but truly…it can take only five to ten minutes to go through them!  

If it’s a new routine, but reminders in place for you and your kids! This might be sticky notes or an alert on your phone.

It will be trial and error, your first idea might not work how you want…but that doesn’t mean give up! It means to adjust and try again! It’s all an experiment. 🙂

If you’re having a hard time getting your kids on board, consistency is key. It will take reminders and effort from you at first, but eventually, they will get it.  If they’re old enough, bring them into the conversation…maybe what do they need before school? What do they want their bedtime routine to look like?

What will your first step towards your new routine be?