Spark On With Neelu | Day 21 | Create a Daily Routine
This is a long one, please bear with me.
Have you noticed how a bedtime routine helps your baby/child to get to sleep quickly every night? We adults need our routine too, especially when we juggle many roles and are responsible for little humans.
Apart from packing orders and keeping inventory, most of my store related work can be done anytime of the day and I preferred to work on them post-dinner after my children were in bed. As they got older, started school and woke up earlier than usual, I could finish these tasks during the day and get more rest at night. Now that Amina is here, I have started leaning towards post-dinner quietness again.
My friend Youmna had left a comment on one of my previous posts asking me how I plan and I wanted to show you an example today: I keep this meal planner on my microwave oven in my kitchen. I write down meal ideas for the next week in one go or jot down ideas as and when. I love how it has a shopping list right next to it and I can note down the groceries we need (normally it's not this neat, I took my time and wrote them down just for this photo). I actually learned this habit from my Mother. She always keeps a piece of paper and pen in the kitchen where she notes down not just the items she needs to purchase but also the things she has to do.
With regards to my store, at the beginning of every year, I write down different milestones I would like to reach in terms of work and I also jot down ideas as they come to me. I go through them every few months to see how far I have reached and what do I need to work on. You do not need to do wait until the end/beginning of a year/week to start planning, start right away.