Adults Need Schedules Too!


I just finished putting my littlest one (he’s 2) to bed. He’s such a creature of habit when it comes to bedtime. When 7:00PM rolls around – Bing! –  he’s ready to get to bed. Seriously, I’m not joking! It’s not that he’s ready to actually go to sleep, but somewhere during his 2 years of life he has determined that from about 7:00-8:00PM is his “down-time”! Crazy how even at such a young age humans are such creatures of habit.

I have heard it said so many times that children need schedules, in fact they crave schedules. I couldn’t agree more. But, you know what?  Adults need structure and schedules too!

As I sit here typing this I realize that structure and scheduling are two areas I have slacked off on when it comes to my business. Yes, that’s a confession. I mean my blog won’t write itself right? Maybe in the future?

So, as a solopreneur I tend to wear many…wait, it’s more like ALL the hats! Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade this great opportunity for anything, but sometimes we start to look more like a clown juggling then an actual business owner.

My goal for the next 2 weeks is to recreate the good structure and scheduling habits that I once had in place. I want to share them with you all because it’s important to hold yourself accountable. So, here are a few things I’m going to be working on:

  1. I’m going to follow the great editorial calendar I have already created. Yes, that’s right, the hard part of creating a calendar is already done, now I just need to stick with it!
  2. I’m going to utilize my Daily 3×3 (this is my “must-do” list). This has been such a great system for helping me focus on the “must-do’s” and not the laundry list of “to-do’s”.
  3. I’m going to start getting up at the same time every morning. And in turn going to bed at the same time every night. I don’t know about you, but for me getting the right amount of sleep is critical.
  4. And on a personal note, I’m going to focus on my running training. I sure can’t “will” myself to be faster!

These are just a handful of things I want to regain control of. I’m a firm believer in planning ahead. This doesn’t necessarily mean scheduling every second of my day, but it does get me back on track to get things done.

What kind of structure and schedule do you have? Is it working? If not, what can you do NOW to change it?

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4 responses to “Adults Need Schedules Too!

  1. sharpsparks

    I’m in the process of boosting my half hour of yoga to one hour and my 15 minutes of strength training to 30. Every single morning. Once that’s down, I’m going to see if I can walk/run for an hour. Those are my big personal goals.

    That and waking up earlier than I would like. Still working on not ignoring my alarm.

    • Awesome approach Jackie! I’m a huge proponent of baby steps. Not that I don’t like to just dive into the deep end first thing, but when we start small and build from there we have a lot more likelihood of sticking with it!

      Good luck with your training – go girl!

  2. Love this Michelle! I work from home and it’s easy to lose discipline. I am NOT a morning person, but have been disciplining myself this week to get up early every day. It’s made a huge difference and my body is adjusting. Thanks for the post!

    • Thanks for the comment Alicia! It’s a little TOO easy to lose discipline sometimes when we work from home! I’m guilty of setting my alarm bright and early (great idea) but then I snooze several times! Haha We have to start somewhere!

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