When you have so much going on all the time, it’s nice to have one constant thing in your life. You know? Following a routine is not only good for your babies, but it’s good for YOU.
Don’t believe me?
I guess you could say I’m a “Type A” person. I need to have a plan for every little thing in life. If I don’t, I’m unbelievably stressed. That’s why I follow a daily routine every. single. day.
4:45AM – 6:45AM
I wake up at 4:45. This is what time my husband gets up for work- I have a love-hate relationship with the Navy. I get up with him so that I can get a head start on my work for the day. Something about getting up when my mind is fresh and the house is quiet really helps me put in some major work. My little one doesn’t wake up until 6:45 so that gives me 2 hours to completely focus on my blogging.
I always have my phone next to me while I’m working in the mornings, but I have it on “Do Not Disturb” except for my emergency contacts (husband, mom, siblings, etc.).
Leaving my phone on silent all morning really helps me keep my focus. I don’t have to hear all of those notifications coming in. “Do Not Disturb” mode is better for me (instead of airplane mode) in case there is an emergency.
After my daughter wakes up, we have breakfast together and play together until her first nap at 10. She still takes 2 naps every day, so I have that time to work on my blog also.
This is the time that my daughter takes her first nap. I blog, blog, and blog some more. Depending on the day of the week, I work on social media promotions, Tailwind scheduling, or writing content for my blog.
Lunch and quality time with my mini me. This is the time when we play, read, and/or go on walks, if weather permits.
3PM – 4:30 PM
This is my daughters second nap. I work on my blog during this nap as well, I follow up with emails & social media comments. I do this later in the day because if I finish early, I like to take the extra time to relax before my daughter wakes up.
4:30 PM – 6 PM
More quality time with my baby. I love spending undivided time with her because I know she’s only little once. This is around the time that my husband gets home from work and I start dinner as well.
6 PM- 10PM
This is when I start my work from home job. I work on call for a heating and cooling company which basically means that I send technicians to customer’s that don’t have heating/AC after the office has closed for the day. I’m so thankful for this job because I’m able to stay home with my baby.
8 PM –
8 pm is when we start our bedtime routine.
Giving my daughter a bath takes no time, at all. We usually clean her up and then let her play for 20ish minutes.
If I have a call for work while she is in the tub, my husband will step in or I will just do it right there in the bathroom while she’s playing.
My daughter is able to put herself to sleep now, so her bedtime routine is very quick and simple.
If I don’t have any calls for work, I start the dishwasher and then spend the next couple hours working on my blog. I try to put as much time into my blog as possible, and it’s paying off!
As soon as the clock strikes 10PM, this momma is already in bed!
I put an average of 7 hours into my blog each day. It’s almost a full time job. I’m not making any money from it yet, but I can slowly see an increase in my traffic, so hopefully I will start seeing some moolah roll in.
I’ve only been blogging for a few months, so I didn’t expect to make any money yet anyways. A money update is coming soon!
Are you a blogger? What do you do differently in your daily routine?
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