I hope everyone had a great Monday! We’ve made it to Tuesday, kudos to you! It’s been a bit crazy these past few weeks between work, my personal life, my blog, the wedding, etc. I’m not complaining! I’m so blessed with the life I have, just sometimes a girl gets tired!
Sticking with a routine has been difficult. I’ve been working late at work and have had so many projects for work. I wake up early, go to bed late, eat at the most random times — leaving me to be on the ‘hot-mess express.’ Which makes it hard for me stay motivated to do anything and continue working.
I definitely thrive when I have a routine set down. Within the past two weeks, I’ve tried to get back to that by going to bed early, disconnecting from work, scheduling blog shoots in advance, dedicating a specific time for wedding planning, the list goes on and one. It’s still a lot trial and error, especially since I’ve been off track for a while.
So, I wanted to share with you some of the ways I bring myself back during challenging times.
I find this helps me so much when I write everything down, daily and weekly. I write all my tasks for the week and spread them throughout the week to not overwhelm myself. I use THIS notebook to help me stay organized. In the past, THESE planners have been life savers.
Scheduling blocks of ‘busy time’
This may seem redundant, but I also like to block out time electronically. Once I set out my to-do list in my planner, I block out times to do everything. For example, if I want to go to the gym I plan the time I go to the gym in my phone. Or if I need to make calls for my wedding, I block out an hour-and-a-half of my day to make calls, reservations, etc. That way I won’t get carried away with spending too much time on a task and have a time to disconnect.
Make time for yourself
Life can be hard, and sometimes we need a moment to ourselves. During the week, for me, it’s taking an hour nap after work. Seems silly! BUT, I work overnight hours. I get into work at 3 in the morning and leave by 11. This shift is not easy so I need that hour of sleep to be refreshed. This isn’t something I do everyday, but if I need it I make sure to actually nap. Maybe, for you it’s watching an hour of your favorite show! Or maybe, it’s doing nothing at all.
I hope these simple tips help you get started. It’s not much but I know it’s what has helped me when I am in a funk and life seems crazy. I’d love to know how you get back into your routine! I’ve linked my outfit and some of my favorite supplies to get started below!
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