I’m in favor of routines vs schedules. Schedules are too difficult to keep when other people are involved and routines provide both structure and freedom, which I strongly believe go hand in hand.
This morning, I decided to sleep in all the way until 7:15. I showered and got the kids ready for school and David ready for work. And they all helped each other which is always nice.
Then at 8:25 they all left and I began my morning routine of pranayama, yoga, preparing for the day, catching up on email/work. If I had had a schedule, my whole day would be ruined because I couldn’t have kept up. Instead, with my routine, I was able to help the fam when they needed it and have me time when they left for their days.
How all of this will change when Raspberry is born, I can’t even imagine. I bet I’ll still be able to find 30 minutes to do pranayama every day. Or at least, nap.