I need to create some flexible routines which I can work within, keeping structure in my life while being flexible. With that in mind I thought I’d try and invent a couple and post them here, and see if I can work with them.
Monday: Hang up and put away the clothes washed this weekend and that have accumulated in my room, change pyjamas
Tuesday: Dust all surfaces including my bookcase and bed. Let dust settle, then sweep or vacuum.
Wednesday: Clear accumulated clutter off dresser and drawers (my drawers end up open with stuff in them a lot) plus my bookshelves.
Thursday: 15 minutes minimum clearing, sorting, trashing accumulated clutter from floor. Change pyjamas if necessary.
Friday: Change sheets, clear end of bed (accumulates clothes and clutter)
Saturday: help with washing, put away any clean clothes that come in that day
8-9am: wake up, take laptop out to kitchen to make a cup of tea and check fb
after that: prayers, get dressed
1/2-1hr intervals: active activity then restful
as soon as I start to feel fatigued, lie down IMMEDIATELY and read a book or play farmville or something
Start making dinner about 4pm, pace this as well, dinner ready for 6-6:30pm.
Prayers around 9:30, light out by 10:30, do it all again tomorrow.
am Church day
7:30-8am: get up, get dressed, put hair up
8:15: leave for Church
9am (ish): Church, then stay after for coffee, but don’t push it
12ish: drive home, lunch with family, lie down to rest
afternoon: long rest periods with short activity periods in between, then as normal for the evening
pm Church day
as normal until noon, then long rest periods with short activity periods, and one of those being preparatory prayers
6pm: dress for church, do hair
6:15pm: drive to church
7pm: church, then stay after for dinner
8-9pm: drive home
when home: compline (while still awake!), dress for bed, lie down and prepare to sleep.
(this is not exact, because sometimes I stay later etc, but it would be good to get home in time to get to sleep early-ish)
There will be other days, too, but these can create a structure for most days that don’t involve uni (we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it) and that will help :)