Routines

I’ve never been very good at routines.  I get so excited to start something and be consistent, but then I naturally fall out of it.  I’ll go in waves of trying new things and be invested, and then I don’t know what happens. I lose interest, or maybe it’s because I’m a curious person and love seeing what something is like and sometimes that’s enough.

I’ve gone through chunks of time where I enjoy doing a certain work out. For a while it was kickboxing, and then it was P90-X, and then it was hot yoga, and then regular yoga, and then ymca classes and then there was a long period of time where I was just going on epic mountain hikes, and then training for races like half marathons and 10 milers.  For a while in college, I tried being a vegetarian, which was so fun and I loved it. But then one day I was really craving salami, so goodbye new eating habit and hello salami! And now I have a baby, and routines take on a whole new purpose. Throw in a new career (while working from home) into that mix and I’ve got wide open space that I need to create structures for.

It all starts with vision.  What is your vision for what you want your day, week, month, season to look like?  What do you want your surroundings to feel like?  If you were on the outside looking in, what would you hope to be true? I have this vision of what I want mothering to look like, what I want my house to look and feel like, and what I want my work life to look like.  I have melted all three of those visions into one beautiful messy pot and have let them blend together. But if I let them stay too blended, I might lose grasp of my visions for each one.

When I think about sharing what my days look like, I could write a million different blog posts about the same exact topic. Each day looks so different. So different.  I’ve had to let go and truly go with the flow.

I’ve sketched out a vision board to help me think about how I want to implement routines into my week, using guiding questions:

  • What are your core strengths?
  • What drives you?
  • What are the most important factors in your week? (I am able to…)
  • What needs to be true about your day? (Rooted structures lead to accomplishable goals)
  • How can each day look a little different for all of these things to be true? 

On the next blog post, I’ll share more about what’s on my vision board!

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