I love routine.
I mean, I also love adventure. In fact, for me, adventure is way more fun than just doing the same old thing all the time. However, routines play a vital part in my sanity and allow me to have more adventures. I’ll tell you why.
Creating a routine gives purpose to your day. It adds a gentle rhythm to your day that makes your life easier. In fact, when you create a daily routine, it frees your mind so that you don’t have to think so hard about what you need to do. You just do it.
How Creating a Routine Makes Your Life Easier
Chores Become Second Nature
Perhaps the biggest way a routine makes your life easier is that chores and household tasks become second nature. Or, in other words, they become a habit. When you create a chore routine, you’ll find that chores are much easier to get done each day. For example, if you decide to wash a load of laundry each morning you won’t have to spend an entire day catching up on washing the laundry. Also, doing the laundry won’t really seem like work because there’s only one load to do each day. Okay, maybe that’s not quite true, but you get the idea.
Your chores will eventually become a habit and you no longer need to think about what to do next.
You Always Know What to Expect
When you have a routine, you always know what you need to do next. You don’t need to wonder if you should clean the bathroom or if you should spend time on something else. Having a morning routine means that you have a set of activities that you do in order each day. For instance:
- Wake up.
- Prayer and devotion time.
- Morning walk.
- Shower. Get dressed.
- Cook breakfast. Eat.
- Tidy kitchen.
- Wash a load of laundry.
- Wipe down bathrooms.
- Weekly chore.
Having a cleaning routine would mean that you have decided which household chores need to be done and when you will do them. Some women like to focus on one room each day of the week to deep clean and organize. Others prefer to have a different chore they focus on each day of the week. For instance:
- Monday: Laundry
- Tuesday: Floors
- Wednesday: Dusting
- Thursday: Bedding
- Friday: Wash Stove and Refrigerator
However you decide to set up routines, think practically about your lifestyle and what makes the most sense for you on a daily basis. Knowing what you need to do and when you need to do it really help alleviate your stress. Plus, when you are routinely cleaning the bathroom it never gets really gross. And that’s a good thing!
In my homemaking planner, I have routines set up that help me create household routines that help me stay on top of all those chores I need to get done.
You’re More Productive
When you stop wondering what you’re going to do next, you’re able to get so much more done each day. You spend less time on tasks because they are being regularly attended to. Floors that are mopped regularly usually require less scrubbing. A kitchen that is tidied throughout the day and every evening before bed is easier to keep clean. A refrigerator that is cleaned out each week on schedule is less likely to be filled with rotten food and dried spills which means less work overall.
Having a routine gives your day purpose, helps you work less, and gives you peace of mind.