Monday, July 18, 2016

A Day In My Life: Summer Schedule

Happy Monday! 
I've been getting a lot of requests to see some behind the scenes posts and inquires about what my average day looks like.  I thought the beginning of the week would be the perfect time to share this type of post with you guys.  I think we are always trying to figure out what the best routines in life are and what better way to figure it out than to read what works for others. My summer schedule varies from day to day, but for the most part I have a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule and Tuesday/Thursday one. This is due to my work schedules.  

6:00 Wakeup
I try to wakeup early enough to get everything done that I need to before leaving for nannying. If I don't get up early enough I'll push my workout to the night time. 

6:15 Lemon Water + To Do List
I am the biggest list maker. This helps me get my day organized and helps me vision what I'll be doing. I like to start my day with lemon water. It has so many great health benefits and it hydrates me before my workout. 

6:30 Workout
If I'm up early enough I'll go for a 2-3 mile run. If I don't wake up early enough I'll workout at night or run 1 mile and do a quick ab rotation. 

7:00 Prep for the day
When I nanny, it doesn't take me long to get ready because I just throw on athletic clothing. I take the time to make a quick breakfast that I can eat once I get to the family's house, and then I pack my lunch to eat later in the day. 

7:35 Drive to Work
I'm blessed to work close to home on these days. The short commute is wonderful!

7:45- 5:00 Nanny
The children I care for are older, so I don't have to do as much as I used to. During the day we usually play games, go outside, and swim.

5:15 Get Home + Relax
After spending the day with the kids, I like to take some time to unwind. I usually take a 20 minute power nap or watch an episode of something on Netflix.

5:30-7:00 Time to Blog
I usually spend some time reading and commenting on my favorite blogs and then try to schedule some posts.  Lately this time has been used to work on the re-design of my blog. 

7:00-10:30 Dinner +More
What I do during this time definitely changes each day. I like to use the time to grab dinner and then hangout with my friends and family. On Monday nights this time is used to watch The Bachelorette. 

10:30 Get Ready For Bed
I usually brush my teeth, wash my face, shower, and then get ready for the next day. 

11:00 Lights Out
I'm usually ready to fall asleep at this point in the day. 

7:30 Wakeup
When I wakeup in the morning I like to lay in bed for a little before I wash my face and brush my teeth. Tuesdays and Thursdays are usually my days to sleep in a little bit. 

7:30-7:45 Lemon Water + To Do List
I am the biggest list maker. This helps me get my day organized and helps me vision what I'll be doing. On these days my to do list is incredibly important because I plan out what errands I need to do, appoints that need to be made, or what studying I need to do. I like to start my day with lemon water. It has so many great health benefits and it hydrates me before my workout. 

Lately I have been doing Yoga on these mornings. The stretching has been great since I have been running more frequently. 

8:15-9:15 Blogging Things
I don't usually write content on these days, but if my posts aren't pre-written I will draft a post. I then like to spend this time to plan out posts for the future and comment on other blogs. 

9:15-9:45 Shower + Get Dressed
I haven't been taking the time to straighten or curl my hair, so it doesn't take me too long to get ready. The longest part is picking out my outfit for the day. 

9:45-10:30 Miscellaneous Items
This is the time I take to study, prep for student teaching, make appointments, hangout with my mom and brother, do laundry, clean my room, etc. 

10:30-11:15 Brunch 
I like to wait to eat later on these days since I work through lunch without a break. I usually eat a heartier meal.  I then pack my snacks to eat later in the day. 

11:15 Off to Work
My commute is longer on these days.  I usually listen to the radio as I head to work. 

Work, work, work.

5:00-6:00 Run Errands
I usually change into workout clothes for my game and then run errands. 

6:00-7:15 Field Hockey
I play in a summer field hockey league. We have games twice a week. This is a great way to workout while having fun and doing something that I love. 

8:15- 10:30 Shower + Dinner
I shower as soon as I get home unless I'm starving. After my shower, I like to eat dinner. I then use the rest of the time to hangout or get anything done that I haven't done already in the day. 

10:30 Get Ready for Bed
I do my usual nightly routine that I talked about earlier

11:00 Lights out!

I hope you enjoyed the walk through my average summer day!



  1. This is such a cool post! It's really interesting to see how you spend your time day to day!

  2. I love reading day in the life posts! I've heard that lemon water is super good for you but haven't tried it out yet. Maybe I should!


  3. This was such a fun post! I love reading people's daily routines. Lemon water is the best!

  4. You're a busy girl! I love seeing posts like this. And that you play field hockey is awesome!

    Greta |

  5. Wow girl!! Look at you go! I love that you are able to fit so much into each day!

    Sara Kate Styling

  6. You're having such a busy and productive summer girlfriend!! My roommate also wakes up early some days to work out- I wish I had that kind of motivation haha!

    xoxo A

  7. Wow!! You have a productive summer schedule! You are awesome for getting up to work out every morning! I definitely want to try getting better at that!

    xo Ashley

  8. I really need to start waking up earlier, it makes all the difference.

  9. omg you busy girl!!! Love how you laid out your days

  10. Well this makes me feel like I'm way behind lol! Get it girl! Loving this post!

  11. Your schedule is so inspiring! You accomplish so much in one day, it makes me want to get up earlier!


  12. You have a packed schedule-- good for you for staying so busy!

  13. This is such a fun post! I love making lists in the morning too!

    The Blush Blonde

  14. Looks like you're managing your time well.

  15. I really wish I could make a concise daily schedule!

  16. Good for you being scheduled and productive even in the summer months!

  17. Wow you get so much done in a day! I wish I could make a more legit schedule besides my 8-5 job, but that's not something that happens very often!


  18. I absolutely love all of those illustrations.

  19. I love this! I need to get a routine of my own because I am ALL over the place!

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

  20. Sounds like you have busy days, lady! I admire that you get up so early. I struggle every morning. Haha

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  21. Oh my goodness! Good for you for getting up so early and working out! It's a struggle for me to even make it out of bed!