It’s been one of my goals to try to stick to a nightly routine this fall. I’ve had to be more diligent about allocating my time at night for being productive and also relaxing before the next day. I’m usually really tired when I get home, but there are obviously still important things to get done: eat dinner, homework, shower, work on my blog…..sleep! Sticking to a routine has really helped me to stay on track.
Eat dinner: I always have to eat dinner somewhat early or else I’m too tired and lazy to be productive. I usually just make a simple salad with a balsamic vinegar/olive oil/pepper mixture for dressing or hummus and pita chips.
Blog/Homework: I then usually light a candle and work on anything I have to do for my blog – I try to take photographs on the weekends or through-out the day time, so I stick to writing at night. I also take some time to go through social media and either update it or see what I’ve missed throughout the day! I’m not the best at this at all – but I’ve tried to limit my social media time to this time only at night so I can actually unwind before going to sleep later. I also work on homework and school projects – this is when I schedule all of my meetings for school/extracurricular activities.
Shower: I then jump into the shower/moisturize my body/comb out my hair etc.
Make a list: After showering, I make a to-do list for the next day. I’m slightly obsessed with making lists of almost anything, and this is a type of list I make every day so that I stay organized and on task. It’s been one of the most helpful things I’ve done when it comes to juggling multiple priorities.
Make breakfast & prepare: I very quickly complete the following: I make my breakfast for the next day (I usually have two hard boiled eggs or overnight oats). I then get my clothes and bag ready for the next day so my mornings run smoother. I like to get stuff done at night so I have as little as possible to do in the mornings.
TV: I then watch TV or I just go straight to sleep. I’ve just started getting into the Netflix series Stranger Things. It’s really good and a little scary, but I’m hooked now. Besides texting, I really try to stay off my phone at this time so I can enjoy watching TV and go to sleep right after.