I am one of those odd people -- if you hadn’t already figured that out -- who loves Mondays. Monday allows me to set the tone for my entire week. And, if I do it right, my entire week is just a little easier, just a little better and just a little smoother.
Today, I want to share with you my daily routine (and why I do what I do), so that you can see how time management/self-improvement/monetizing my life/working out and life can be better in general when you set the right tone on what is arguably most folks least favorite day of the week.
6:00 - Rise and shine! Coffee time. Get breakfast -- usually Cream of Wheat and a Banana.
6:15 - PTC Sites (Monetizing my life). For the next 30 minutes, I visit a host of paid to click ad sites. Doing this, helps me earn an extra $100 a month. While waiting for each ad to load, I read my Facebook newsfeed.
6:45 - Walk the Dog. I take my dog for a 2-mile jaunt every morning. It’s good for her, the fresh air is great for me, and I can get in the right mood while jamming to some wicked beats on my iPod. Because, life is better when it’s set to music.
7:15 - Workout. For the next 1.5 hours, I do a P90X routine or an Insanity routine. This is non-negotiable. I schedule my workouts each day. If someone wants to schedule something for that time, I can’t do it. I already have a standing appointment…with Tony Horton.
8:45 - Updating. This is the time of day that I update the social media pages for the blogs I run (and also when I put in my first Facebook/Twitter status for the day).
9:00 - This is when I start my workday. I work in 2-hour blocks. At the end of each block, I give myself a 15-minute break. Rinse and repeat until around 5 or 5:30 every night.
5:30 - Cooking. Cooking relaxes me. This is also important to me, because I believe in eating together as a family. For 30 to 60 minutes, I spend time preparing a meal for my family.
6:30 - Dinner time. This is non-negotiable. All family members must be in attendance, no exceptions.
7:00 - Chores. After dinner, everyone has a chore and dishes are washed. Also, a non-negotiable.
7:30 - Family time. We spend time doing something as a family. Yes, every day.
9:00 - Personal enrichment. I read, I relax, I meditate. I chat with my friends. This is what I like to call “me time”.
10:30 - Bed time. Zzzzzzzzzz.
You might think I’m nuts for having a schedule I implement and relegate myself too. Heck, I may very well be nuts. However, I can also attest to the fact that by sticking to my schedule, I stay healthy, wealthy and get a little wiser with each passing day. And it all starts on Monday, my favorite day of the week.
How do YOU set the tone?