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This summer was crazy. So many different things going on, it was difficult to have a normal routine. My exercise routine was thrown off. Normal family life was more stressful with finally buying a house & moving (hopefully for the last time.) My focus has been on getting through the chaotic summer, hoping that fall would provide routine once again.
Thankfully, it has. I'm juggling a new routine with my girlie starting kindergarten. But it's good. Days are more predictable. Weeks have a similar schedule. I like routine. Routine helps me get things done that need done. Meal planning & prep, exercise, church, family activities, even blogging.
Six days a week, my routine starts at 5 am with exercise. Then a quick, post-workout snack before I jump in the shower. Followed by waking the family, getting breakfast for myself & my girlie (Hubby is left to his own devices), getting ourselves ready, & dropping the girlie off at school on time.
Starting the day right is so helpful for me to have routine & productivity the rest of the day. I need the predictability.
Menu planning also gives the week predictability. I can make healthy meals & snacks because I have a plan.
This is week four of our new normal routine. It feels good. I like routine.
How about you? Do you thrive with a routine? Or do thrive with the chaos? Or maybe a little of both.