My Daily Schedule

I am not a very organized person so I wonder how I have survived the first 25 years of my life without keeping a list of chores or a to do list. It was quite easy then because my time was just for myself. Now that I am a mother and a wife, my time is divided between my son, my husband, myself, and the house chores. My responsibilities have quadrupled but too bad, I have not changed – it is still the same old me. No to-do-list, no schedule, no organization – nothing. There are many times that I feel overwhelmed and do not know what to do. I often find myself wishing there were more than 24 hours a day. But maybe, I do not need more than 24 hours a day? After all, other people are able to juggle their job and their family just fine. I realized that it’s high time for me to keep a schedule. Times have long changed and I am not single anymore. Whether I like it or not, I have to shape up or else my family’s life will suffer in the long run. I definitely do not want my son to grow up like me. I want him to be goal-oriented and organized. So I am posting here my day-to-day schedule. They say you have to do it for 30 days for it to become a habit so I hope I can stick to it like a glue until it becomes second nature to me. Wish me luck!

5:30 Wake up

Before Z wakes up:
Load laundry
Exercise
Clean living room
Shower & Clean bathroom
Fix myself
Plan Day
Online Time
Turn on Z’s music
Prepare Breakfast (cereal or oatmeal, fruit, milk)

8:00 Wake up Z
Fix bed with Z
Breakfast
Reading time
Unload laundry

11:00 Prepare lunch

12:00 Lunch
Bath for Z
Z’s nap time

After Z wakes up from nap:
Z’s arts & crafts time
Playground
Prepare Dinner
Dinner
Z’s online time, fold laundry, other chores

Before Z goes to bed
Story time & prepare Z to sleep

10:00 – 10:30 Wake up S, dinner for S, wash dishes
Online time

Whew! After finishing it, I am definitely more overwhelmed than ever. I have been reading Flylady.net and realized it’s really ambitious of me if I think I can follow all of these at the same time. The first draft I made included a specific time for each task but I felt stressed out just by reading it so I revised it and put time stamps to guide me throughout the day. Wish me luck!

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