After reading about Disa’s daily work routine over at The Active Spirit, it got me thinking about my daily routine. I mean really thinking. I can literally beast through a typical workday and finesse this whole persona of an IT Corporate Mommy & Girlfriend, but I never really took the moment to really think about all that my mind has to process on the daily. After doing so, let’s just say Self-Care days will be in abundance.

*Morning

5:30 AM — I’m awake, but not all the way awake. Yanno? I need that me time before I get ready to be mom, girlfriend, and corporate employee. I need a moment to myself before I get ready to take on the world.

6:30 AM — I’m officially out of the bed and getting myself ready. Since we’re down to one bathroom due to remodels, I usually have it all to myself. I also allow this time for my pup to take care of his business because he’s already up waiting for me with excitement. All before I can make it to the Keurig for a fresh cup of tea.

7:00 AM – I’m rounding up the kids because they’re way too spoiled to be responsible to wake up by themselves. Unless there’s a trip or party going on. Go figure. But this is definitely going to change. Mark my words.

7:10 AM – I’m past being lenient and this is usually my second attempt at rounding up the children, particularly my son — who stayed up waaaay too late playing with his WWE wrestlers.

7:15 AM — They’re getting dressed and I’m tending to the dog — preparing his food bowl, filling his bowl with fresh water, and letting him back in the house. On a bad day, King has scaled the fence and is roaming the neighborhood.

7:30 AM — The kids are eating breakfast and something has me occupied that really could wait, but my mind thinks I need to do it now. This usually prevents me being able to grab breakfast on the days that I’m actually craving it. Usually, I’m not a breakfast person because it makes me nauseous to eat so early in the morning. And on days like this, I bring a fruit salad just to put something light on my stomach, or I grab the snacks that are in my drawer once I make it to the office.

7:45AM — We’re in the car and headed to the carpool line at the kids’ school. It’s usually always a mess, but it’s just something I’ve learned to accept. Because when it takes 30 minutes to make it to a place that usually takes about 10, the carpool line is trivial.

8:20AM — I’m on my way to work. I have the trap music on 1000, taking my time to make it to the office. It always makes me alert and ready to take on the work day. Because when I arrive at the office, it’s full speed ahead into beastmode.

*Work

8:45AM to 1:00PM — I’m checking emails and in beastmode making sure I don’t drown underneath the work that I have to do. Going from being an exempt to a non-exempt employee has it’s disadvantages. Particularly when it comes to being able to access my emails before every else’s work day has started. I deal with it because we’re only ridiculously busy during the latter part of the year. But from here until around 1 or 2PM, I’m snacking, lunching, and trying to make it through to the end.

1:00PM/2:00PM — This is usually the time I take lunch which is typically a trip to Panera Bread to randomly select through the Pick Twos or stopping by the buffet at the neighboring supermarket. I’ve been keeping it light lately because I’m on a diet and I’m trying to prevent myself from falling over onto my desk to catch some quick zzzzz’s.

2:00PM to 5:00PM — I’m thinking about dinner, dance practice (depending on the day), #TGIT (if it’s Thursday) all while completing the last bit that I can before it’s time to leave.

*Evening

5:00 PM — I have a little more pep in my step and I’m off to pick up the children from their afterschool program. On some days, I leave work a little earlier due to activities my children are involved in. But for the most part, this is when my work day ends.

6:00 PM — We’ve defeated traffic and making it home and it’s time to muster up the remainder of my energy to cook dinner, get through homework, let the dog out, and prepare clothes for the next day. The load is lifted a bit now since my boyfriend helps out. So while I may be cooking dinner, he helps with the homework and vice versa.

*Night

8:00PM — It’s bath time for the children.

9:00PM — We’re getting clothes together (on those good days).

9:30PM – 11:30PM — My children are off to bed. Or so they say.. *side eye* And I’m off to preparing for the next day. I take the time to go through my planners, arrange my outfit for the next day, take my bath, work on my side projects, watch some tv (binge watch), read, or anything that includes avoiding my thesis.

I also hang around the social media webs a little longer than I should. Most of the times this is due to my boyfriend and his reluctance to see a specialist about his snoring. And going to bed early is never really an option on most nights. I always say that I’m going to better prepare so I can plan to make it to bed an hour sooner than later but I never do. I pretty much always regret it when the alarm goes off in the morning.

Oh, and I made the headboard in the picture above.. more details from that DIY project coming soon. :)

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9 Comments
  1. Yetti

    January 31, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Okay superwoman! Your day is jam-packed!
    Oh he snores too? AND refuses to see a specialist?! I told my boyfriend that was what I wanted for Christmas. Didn’t happen LOL.

  2. Emily

    January 31, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I enjoyed your post!
    I really ought to start waking up earlier, to get that “me time” in too. I try to do it after my son goes to bed, but than I end up staying up too late and can’t get up the next morning and it’s a WHOLE thing. I feel you on breakfast, I’m not a huge fan of it myself. The drop-off lane at school IS forever a mess… ALWAYS. I don’t think it matters what school they go to. LOL @ have trap music on 1000. It just makes me angrier in rush hour traffic, but I have had The Weeknd on repeat for 2 months now. Your day sounds very similar to my days, but I believe there’s beauty in the ordinary.

  3. Sanniyah

    February 1, 2017 at 4:01 am

    You are definitely on a roll every day literally! Mom of the year award goes to you, seriously!

  4. Disa Chantel

    February 1, 2017 at 6:49 am

    OMG I got soooo stinkin’ excited when I saw this post title in my feed! I love how you broke down the whole day; I couldn’t imagine my morning if I had to chase the dog because she scaled the fence! LOL. You give yourself so much time to get ready in the morning, that’s great. I really need to work on that. Most days I wake up within 30-45 minutes of needing to leave the house (like today). Also, my husband and dog both snore quite loudly, but after a while, I just got used to it. Now it hardly phases me.

  5. Shannon

    February 6, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I think I need to wake up earlier to have some me time. I never do that and that makes me cranky dealing with the kids and trying to get myself together at the same time. The problem is that I have a tendency to stay up late so the getting up early thing would be difficult to do. But it’s no harm in giving it a try. It may actually make my day smoother.

    The life of a working mother can be pretty tough! Kudos to you for being able to stick with a routine.

  6. Law_Fal

    February 7, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Chile… that made me tired. You a Bawse. ??????

  7. Law_Fal

    February 7, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Those emojis also look weird hahahaha they’re supposed to be you being a Bawse not no question marks lmao

  8. Raven

    February 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    You are literally a SUPERWOMAN. I’m still trying to get in a rhythm for early mornings again, but its so hard! Kudos to you on your schedule and I’ll be on the lookout for that upcoming DIY!

  9. Amanda Nicole

    February 17, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Disa shared the same post but I have yet to find a schedule with all this newness happening since the beginning of the year. Your days are busy but you get through it. LOL at seeing a specialist for your BF snoring, girl it’s been a little while since I had to deal with that but I somewhat learned to deal with his snoring lol, compromise? lol nah.

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