I am a firm believer in developing good routines. I don’t know about you, but my routines are what helps me in my homemaking, especially during stressful periods. When I feel overwhelmed, it is the main thing that helps me take steps toward feeling less stressed.
Related post: Where to Start when You are Overwhelmed
Routines are different from schedules. They allow for flexibility when life happens, and help us work out a rhythm that is fluid yet our priorities are still taken care of.
Just like how today – I overslept (instead of my usual 430am, I woke up at 645am haha), and so instead of having my usual bible reading quietly in the wee hours of the morning, I just did it while serving my family breakfast. 🙂
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Routines are like bricks that we use to build our homes. Brick by brick, step by step, as we create a foundation that works for our family’s dynamics, our daily and weekly needs are addressed and we run our homes with a lot more clarity and confidence.
How to Create Routines
Do you want to learn how to create routines? Or does your daily routine need a refresher? When I have a routine in place, things may not get done all the time, but most of it does because it becomes almost second nature! Routines help me simplify my days and I work so much more diligently because I have a clear focus on what my priorities are and how to get them completed.
And just like how life and seasons change after time, all of our routines need some tweaking every few months. Taking time to reflect and take stock of what is still working and what is not, is so important!
On a spiritual level, routines play a big role too. One of Jesus’ habits was frequently stopping throughout His day to pray.
“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”
We read in the Bible that Daniel did the same thing too. His habit was to pray 3 times a day, and it served him well.
“Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.”
So we see that in Scripture, spiritual routines are habits that are important in contributing to our spiritual health. One of my goals this year (and every year, really!) is to grow in intimacy with God, and that can only come through more regular time in God’s Word. I desire to learn better on how to create routines that fit whatever season of life I’m in too.
Refresh Your Routines
If you are battling your way out of survival mode, or if you know there’s a better way to get things done and are curious to learn more, I highly encourage you to download this free eKit called “Refresh Your Routines”! It has 4 video lessons and a beautiful 9-page printable pack. In it, Jami Balmet from Young Wife’s Guide gives practical help and encouragement for creating or re-establishing our routines when we fall off track, and I’m really loving my cute printables!
This is only available for a limited time, and it is biblically sound and geared just for us Christian ladies.
*determine which routines and habits are the most essential for you and your season of life
*know how to establish simple routines that will carry the greatest impact
*get off the survival mode wheel and instead, move into a better place of thriving
*develop stronger spiritual disciplines in your daily life, and so much more!
This intentional act of reevaluating your current routines will help bring a renewed sense of success in homemaking and beyond. Isn’t it fun to start with an empty slate and refresh or revamp your routines so that you are taking steps closer toward your goals?
My heart’s desire is to see more of us effectively managing our homes and hearts for the glory of God, and I’d love for this resource to be a blessing to you – to figure out what routines work best for your current season of life.
This eKit will be your fresh start in the middle of 2017. Don’t let the year waste away. 🙂
After you grab yours, leave a comment below and share what routine of yours need the most refreshing right now? I’d love to hear from you on how you are using this to get back on track!