Happy New Year! It’s been ages since my last post I know but I’m back. I was afraid I’d never have time to return to blogging. I have been so incredibly busy! Thankfully, here I am.

Blogging for me is a hobby. It’s something I enjoy but I have a full time job too. I work forty hours a week, I’m a wife and mother. Not saying this to compare realities. They are many others who juggle way more. I’m hoping that it’ll help you understand where I’m coming from when I state; In 2019, I am looking first for order and routine in my life. In fact that may just be the title of next blog post.

Within the months of silence, I’ve been promoted at work and taken on a lot more responsibilities. Meeting those standards has meant more time and training. I love my job but it has taken a while to regain some control in other areas of my life. I’ve never really been one who functions on routine. My lifestyle has been more instinctive. I jump in. Adapt. I move on.

That approach was fine in my youth but as I have grown and added more roles and responsibilities to my life, that simply isn’t working for me any more. Looking for new ways to handle life’s challenges has opened my eyes to the many benefits of routines. This is what I want to share with you in January and I hope you find it to be of some benefit in your life as well.

A great way to start

One great way to start working on routine building is to visualize the routine you want. To do this you’ll have to really take an honest look at the routines you have. What works? What doesn’t work and why? Once you understand the issues you can start to envision your perfect morning or evening routines.

Ideal is a great word because of it’s implied individuality. What is ideal for you may not be what is ideal for me. When you build your routine remember that the best solution is the one that works and brings you closer to your goal. For me that may be working out at 5am but it might be better for you to workout at 5pm. The right answer is which ever solution gets you to workout! See what I mean. Your routine should work for you specifically. Your life and your family.

We will explore routine building and creating order in our lives more fully as the month goes on.

Some of you out there are probably way ahead of me when it comes to routine building. So if you have any great tips that will aid our community here please go ahead and share them in the comments below. Sharing is caring. We all learn from each other and sense of community is what I hope to promote on the blog this year.

My 2018 Planner.

I know many of you are working on your goals and aspirations for the year. Perhaps it would help to look at your own routines at this time too. What we do every day no matter how exciting or mundane serves as building blocks for our future, so let’s take a closer look at those actions.

Well, that’ll do for now I think. I want to wish you all the very best for the new year. Thank you for sticking with me on this Beach to Prairie journey. I truly appreciate you all.