It’s just occurred to me, like 45 seconds ago, that life is picking up its schedule again. School has started back, traffic got CRAZY, lazy summer days are gone and the city pools drained. Summer is fading away and Fall is in the air and I made a banana bread at the same time I cooked dinner the other night. Thus has begun our scheduled lives. So, that got me thinking… “What’s MY schedule?” I used to run away screaming anytime my mom would tell me I needed to make a schedule or get a routine down. Once I had my first child that became mandatory, but it was HER schedule and mostly on HER terms. So, yeah, what’s MY schedule?
I was volunteering for our Spokane Association of Realtors “Fill the Fridge” Food Drive for our local food bank 2nd Harvest today and it gave me the opportunity to talk with Realtors from a different office and I am so glad I had that opportunity. (Thank you, Pam Novell for a fun and informative couple of hours). I want my schedule, no, let’s call it my routine, yuck, is there another word I can use? My regularly followed sequential actions (oh, heavens) should include service time. Giving my time and talents to help others and work with a cause I feel passionate about is important to me and I want to do that! Okay, I’ll add it to the daily event list and figure out what it will be later. I’m sure I’ll blog about it.
I also want to feel better, overall. I want to be healthy and that requires a workout rou… Oh fine, a routine (I know you read this, Mom). Because, honestly, there are certain foods I really like to eat and I don’t want to stop eating them, so exercise is inevitable, but welcomed at this point in my life. Ok, so we’ll add that to the list of daily actions.
My business, of course! If I don’t develop it no one will. So, add that. It requires me to be rather flexible: weekends, evenings, overtime. Hmm. I’ll schedule those times, too. I actually think that will be pretty do-able (stay tuned).
Wait! Family time. The idea of scheduling family time is rather appalling to me and I feel kinda guilty for having to do it, but if I don’t then I feel that the quality of our time together may lack a little luster. Plus, we already have a good evening schedule that I LOVE and will keep in place for as long as possible.
Alright, what am I forgetting here? Because it seems as though there should be “more”. I guess things like: getting up at the same time every morning, getting to the office and the same time each work day, having dinner ready at the same time each evening, unwinding every night, and going to sleep at the same time. So, there is where I find the consistency, where I can count on at some point in my day certain events will take place, and I’m just now (literally just now) realizing how comforting that will be. So, here’s to routine and Mom ‘s good advice. E.
What is a part of your schedule that is an important part of your day?