Creating a routine or schedule can sometimes be tedious. There is a lot of trial and error with this. There are times when things will work for a week or two straight and then something will happen making you realize it isn’t always going to work. The key to a routine/schedule that actually works is understanding your needs. You need a routine/schedule that will allow you to be consistent even if something in your day changes. Here are 8 steps to creating a routine that actually works:
1. Make a list of all the things that would make your day easier.
2. Determine if you are a morning person or night owl.
3. Write out each day by hours.
4. Mark out your work days and times on the sheets from step three.
5. Determine what is a good time for you to wake up and go to bed.
- Choose time based on your answer to step two.
- If you are a morning person and do not have to be to work until 9AM it may be a good idea to wake up at 5AM instead of 8AM.
- If you are a night owl, you might choose to have a bed time of 11PM/12AM.
6. Take the list from step one and input the items where they fit best for you on the sheets from step three.
7. Add in all additional things you must do each day during the leftover time slots.
8. Review the schedule and ensure that you have left time in your schedule for sleeping, eating, and travel time.
Try out the schedule for three weeks straight. Each night make note of what worked and didn’t work that day. Repeat this for the remainder of the two weeks, at the end make the necessary changes and you will have a schedule that works for you.