Linking up with Five Minute Friday and this week's word is ROUTINE!
Routine - this is my word! I am the mother of twins who are 31 years old and from the time they were born, I worked hard on having a routine. I am still a list maker and a calendar keeper because routine matters to me.
One of the problems with routine is that I get so caught up in DOING the things I need to do that I sometimes forget to absorb. I love to write "pray" and "read bible" and "journal" on my list and I love the routine of taking the time to do this BUT I get caught up in "I have to do this" and these become just another thing to mark off on my to do list.
A friend and I were talking this morning about meal planning, etc. and we both like to have things planned out - our routine. When my kids were babies, we ate dinner, gave them a bath, read a story, and went to sleep all by 8:00 p.m. (and earlier when they were really young) ROUTINE - I think it was what kept me sane when they were babies.
I have other friends who have no routine at all - they are able to go with the flow and be spontaneous. That is not my forte. I am trying to find a happy medium at this ripe old age of 59. I need some routine but I also need to be spontaneous.
What about you? Do you have a daily routine? How about a cleaning routine? Do you operate better with routine or without? I would love to hear from you!!