Do you often feel stressed and harried getting out the door in the mornings? Establishing an evening routine can actually help you set yourself up for success in the morning. Evening routines are beneficial for so many reasons.
Whether you’re a single person living on your own trying to be a good grown up, or your parent of multiple kids that’s trying to corral the chaos, evening routines can help with it all.
Compile a list of all the things that you need to get done in an evening. Add things that are goals to get done, not necessarily things that you currently get done.
If your children get home from school at 3:30 and you’d like to get a routine going at that point, start there.
For instance, maybe making dinner usually takes 30 minutes, eating dinner takes 30 minutes, and cleaning up after dinner takes 15 minutes.
Establish a preferred order of events for your routine. Obviously, preparing dinner is going to come before eating dinner and cleaning up will come after.
It may take some work at first, but eventually your routine will run almost on its own. Your family will know what to expect and will be able to do their part.