For about a month, I’ve been working on tying down a new routine to keep me sane. I also want to make the most of my time. I’m literally living in my prime and don’t want to see this year wasted.
I’ve made big improvements but I’m still struggling at times. Since I work 60ish hours a week, the time I have to myself is limited. This is also the reason for my inconsistencies in blogging. Evenings are usually when I do majority of of preparation.
First small step: I decided to push up my bedtime and wake up earlier
Currently my adjusted schedule is as follows:
6:00-6:30 - Wake up, check my Bible app , journal, check emails , get ready
4:30 commute in prayer and good jams to second job. My car is where I wind down and pretend I’m Mariah Carey in ‘96. If I’m not commuting to work, I’m commuting home. During my home commute I have the goal of having a phone conversation with someone. Most times it’s someone I haven’t spoken to in a while. I spend 20-40ish minutes catching up and checking in with loved ones.
One of my biggest goals this year is focusing on being intentional in all of my relationships. Relationships are nothing without communication. I can’t be upset if no one reaches out to me, if I don’t reach out to them.
5:30 either I’m at home or arriving to work. On my off days my goal is to eventually convert this time into gym time.
On my work days, I get home around 9:30. Here I’ll have a small meal, and wind down time.
I try to be in bed by 11/11:15. I start praying around 10:30.
I may turn on a podcast but I try to spend that time in silence, no noise , no phone, no jams , just me and my notebook.
I’ve found it extremely freeing to journal my day at the end of it. I can express all of my thoughts and go to sleep at peace.
Lastly I’ve started managing my time better by making use of this expensive ass Erin Condren planner that I purchased for the new year and utilize the calendar in my phone. Small steps but I’m making progress.
How do you organize your time ?