Rhythm of the Summer

I had been getting up later and later. Which mean working later and later. And playing less.

Our eating here has been sporadic. I haven’t felt my best and neither has the rest of the family.

I let go of any schedule it seems since the kids have been out of school. Perhaps I needed to relax them for awhile.


But I felt I needed to add a bit of rhythm to my days and came up with just a few things.


Now at 7 am I wake up and do exercise.

Then it’s  breakfast, a few morning chores and planning for dinner.

Some quiet time before getting dressed.


I’m at my desk for work by 9:00. I plan my work and begin with the most important work.

I’ve limited email to 10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 7:00pm.

Meal Times

These will help me from grazing all day. Or notice as I am working that it’s 2:30pm and I haven’t eaten lunch yet.

Breakfast is at 7:30

Lunch at 11:30

Small snack at 2:30

Dinner at 6:00

and fruit or something small for dessert at 8:30


And I reimplemented an evening routine an hour before bed of journaling, taking a shower and reading or snuggling.

And this rhythm will leave us more time to play, explore and relax.


Photo Credit: Lepiaf Geo