Creating A Routine You’ll Actually Follow!

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If you’re anything like me, you try so hard to follow a routine only to fail miserably after the first few days. Lucky for you, I’ve tried many methods for creating a routine that I can follow and I finally found one that works! Whether you’re unorganized, a spur of the moment person or just have the type of personality that thrives on chaos, this Free Printable Worksheet will help you find a routine that works for you!

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The Basics:

What I have created is an outline for a routine, one that you can follow but you don’t have to follow it to a “T.” This is a great method to use, especially for me, because I know some days I can’t wake up or go to bed at a preset time and my day is usually so cluttered with nonsense that even if I have a routine planned, it’s impossible to stick to.

One thing to remember when following through with this routine is that it is more of a suggestion than a routine. You can go in whatever order you would like, how great is that?!

So, what you want to do is go fill out this Free Printable Worksheet that I have at the bottom of this post. I’ll even walk you through it!

  1. Set a time that you want to wake up by, not a specific time to wake up but one that is flexible in case you need a few extra minutes of sleep. This helps me tremendously because I have the ability to wake up early if I feel like it or I can sleep in a little bit. For some reason, it also tricks my brain into thinking I’m getting more sleep because I have a time frame instead of a set time!
  2. It’s always good to stay hydrated so what do you want to start your day off with? Coffee, tea, water, juice? You tell me! By doing this, you will start to have a little bit of a routine. But remember, you don’t have to go in order when you are following this worksheet. That’s the beauty of it! It is designed to help you create kind of a “to-do list” but you follow it as if it were a routine!
  3. Make a list of the chores you would like to get accomplished today, it could be just one chore or, you could be like me, and add a couple in there so you have back up chores to do in case you’re feeling really motivated. 😉
  4. Create a task list of other things you would like to get done, such as create a blog post, go for a walk, write a letter, whatever tasks you feel like need to be completed. Once again, you have the option of completing as many as you would like, you don’t have to do them all!
  5. Personal hygiene tasks are next, but like I said, you don’t have to go in order when you follow this routine. Maybe you like to shower early in the morning or, if you’re like me, you prefer a night-time shower before bed. So take a few minutes and make a list of personal hygiene tasks that you would like to complete throughout the day.
  6. This is the most important part of your daily routine, Self Care Tasks.  Everybody knows that taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do. You need to pay attention to your needs and take care of them. List a few things that you would like to do throughout the day to “treat yoself.” I like to drink a glass of my favorite tea, do a little yoga or read a few pages in a book. Just a few things that help you to relax and take the strain out of your day!If you haven’t already, go check out my post on Self Care Boxes and my checklist, Self Care Box: The Ultimate Checklist!
  7. Food habits is a pretty open ended category. You can use it to meal plan, create a guide for what time you’re going to eat, set limitations on how much you can eat or track your calories! Whatever you feel like putting here, go for it!
  8. Time for another of my favorite parts of the day, fun tasks! Write a few fun things that you would like to add to your day and complete as few or as many as you see fit! This category is similar to the self care category so they may do some overlapping, and that is perfectly fine!
  9. This day and age, almost everyone is on a medication or a daily vitamin. (There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, by the way!) Use this next category to decide what time to take your daily pills or just to track which ones you need to take today.
  10. Empty spaces. I have set up a page of five blank spaces for you to write in your own categories for your routine! You can put whatever you would like or if you had a plethora of tasks to do, the overflow can go here!

So there you have it, a routine that you can actually follow!

Tell me what you think in the comments! And don’t forget to check out my other posts on Self Care, they’re a super important part of your day! 🙂

xoxo
Lindsey

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