One of the most common tips that I have received from current stay-at-home parents is to make a schedule and stick to it.
This is one of those things that sounds super duper simple, but is really a big pain in the ass. There are just too many variables currently undetermined to hammer down anything resembling a predictable a schedule.
I know I will be the most productive directly after getting both the boys off to school. That means that I should probably use that time for the tasks that I am most likely to avoid OR something I need to be diligent about accomplishing.
Which means I have to consider joining a gym…and the class schedules of the closest ones. Cardio Kick at 9:15 AM ? Pilates are at 10:30 AM ? I don’t even know what those things are!
So, instead of saying “Exercise at 9 AM”…I now find myself looking up Pilates online and reconsidering. Will altering my original plan to 10:30 on Tuesday/Thursdays will completely destroy my productivity plan or offer me daily diversity?
I think I will just pencil everything in for now and wait until I’ve actually been a SAHM for a couple weeks at least before figuring out a schedule that works for me.
Or I’ll just distract myself from making one by watching Cardio Kick videos while contemplating if I could really do that for 45 minutes straight twice a week.