I keep hearing the "experts" say over and over again that having a "routine" may be extremely beneficial to our mental health during this time at home. So, I decided to focus on this for myself!
I've tried this for a few weeks now and think I have somewhat of a good schedule down. Although, it is difficult to maintain due to my 1 year old son running around like a ball full of energy. (PS, how can I bottle this up and use it for myself?)
Typically, I wake up around 6am in the morning. The first thing I do is drink a big glass of lukewarm water. I make coffee and oatmeal afterward and usually eat and feed my son at the same time. From there, I make my hubby's lunch for the day and start checking my IG and emails. By 8am, I am knee deep in responding and making posts for the day.
I also try to clean the kitchen and living area prior to REALLY getting my day started. I find clearing up the physical clutter helps to alleviate the extra things in my head. Every time I leave a room in my home, I try to leave it the way it was when I walked in to it. Simple habits like this or "productivity hacks" as I call them REALLY help make life easier.
By noon, I am usually working on so much, I don't have time to eat lunch so, I don't OR I will grab something that is quick. As much as I would like to say I take a break during the day, I don't. Being a mom and balancing my 9-5 as well as two companies is NO JOKE and I don't have time to stop. Hopefully, one day I will be able to but for now, I view my day as a race to get as many things done before 5/6 so I can shut down and enjoy time with my family.
When 5/6 rolls around, I am playing with my son, cleaning, and cooking dinner. Usually, when my son goes to sleep, I am working on IG or relaxing with my fiancé on the couch watching Netflix. It is so important to make sure you are present and this is something I REALLY need to work on.
Any tips during quarantine for working/entrepreneur, new moms? We are NOT OK! lol
Hope this helps you get some tips or at least realize that if I can do it, so can you. :)