Because of the pandemic, a new lockdown was announced at the end of January, so this month I’ve only left my house once to go grocery shopping and that was it.
I’m well aware that this is for the best, and I’m so privileged to be able to work from home and be safe & healthy, but it did affect my mental health. For a couple of weeks, I was feeling so lost and hopeless, unable to focus on my work or be productive at all. And yes, being productive is not the only thing to strive for in life, but when I have nothing to do I find myself very anxious so I try to keep busy in the best way possible.
Luckily for me, I found a routine that allows me to be calm & productive, giving me time to do everything that I want and that makes me feel happy. So today I wanted to share it with all of you.
7:15 — Wake up
7:20 – 7:40 — Change into comfortable clothes + feed all the pets
7:40 – 8:00 — Breakfast
8:00 – 8:20 — Morning skincare routine
8:20 – 8:30 — Plan for the day (basically write my to-do list)
8:30 – 13:30 — Work
13:30 – 14:00 — Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 — Crochet + YouTube
14:30 – 18:30 — Work
18:30 – 19:00 — Yoga
19:00 – 20:00 — Read
20:00 – 20:30 — Dinner
20:30 – 21:00 — Read some more
21:00 – 22:00 — Piano practice
22:00 – 22:30 — French
22:30 – 23:00 — Shower + Night skincare routine
23:00 – 23:30 — Reading a bit (but mostly social media)
23:30 — Sleep
Of course, to keep active throughout the day I often go play with my pets. They couldn’t be more excited that we’re all constantly at home now, and I’m so happy to be able to spend more time with them.
My weekends are different, and if you’d like I could make another post about that. I’d also like to mention that this is how my days usually go, but it’s always a bit different from day to day. Sometimes, instead of reading before bed, I’ll journal, or I’ll be so caught up in my piano practice that it’ll last until later and then I’ll just skip both my french and reading before bed.
Overall, this routine has helped me so much with being happier with how I spend my time and all I’m able to accomplish from home. Not that I used to leave my house that often before lockdown, but you know what I mean.
Do you like having routines? What’s yours?
Until next time,