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.
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.