Episode 67: A Day In The Life: Routines That Structure Our Days
We're super curious by nature (which is actually just a nice way to say we're super nosy). Regardless of how you phrase it, we just really enjoy hearing how other women spend their time. Like when they wake up in the morning, what their morning routine looks like, and how they wind down in the evenings. We think there's value in learning how other people spend their time to help us evaluate how we spend our own in an attempt to be a little more deliberate with the 24 hours we're given each day. That's why this week's episode is dedicated to hashing out our own daily routines. From the practices we've worked hard to cultivate to the habits we have that we'd like to kick, we're sorting through it all. Our hope is that by listening you won't just hear us talk about ourselves, but use it as a tool to think about your own daily routines. What do you do that you love? What part of your day brings you the most joy? What part of your day causes you the most strife and how can you combat that by being more intentional in other parts of your routine?
There is so much of life that is out of our control, but there are aspects we can get a handle on with a little planning and forethought. This changes depending on our season of life and often times we can listen to what someone else does and feel down on ourselves because their routine doesn't work in our season. Our aim isn't to give you step by step instructions for how to structure your day because as you listen, you'll hear that we each approach our schedules very differently. Our hope is for you to start thinking of the time you're given each day as a tool to work with rather than an event that simply happens to you. Whether you're a mama whose only consistency is that you know your kids are going to be whiny and fussy and need your attention all the live long day or you work a hectic job and never know what the atmosphere of your office will be when you walk in, we all need a semblance of consistency. Forging some kind of routine for your day, even if it's a 3 minute meditation in your car (try the Headspace app for starters), can bring a sense of stability and calmness to your life. We hope listening to this episode helps you identify ways you're already doing this in your own life or gets you brainstorming ways to incorporate practices that will bring more structure into your hectic life.