Today marks the start of a podcast series I have wanted to produce for years! I love sharing the “behind the scenes” of my daily life on Instagram. For a long time, I have been thinking about how I could share my day-to-day life on the podcast.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing how my habits, routines, and the different ways I think about time. I did not get to these mindsets and behaviors overnight. It was a transformation that happened over a decade. I want to share the information that would have helped me make these changes faster and more effectively.
Now, I do not “have all the answers.” I am on the journey of life, just like you, working to have more control over how and where I spend my time and energy. The easiest way to understand where someone's time and energy goes is to hear their story. So, I’ll be sharing my days in lots of detail.
I ask that you just consider these as possibilities and inspiration. Dream a little bit and explore how you might make some changes to your everyday life.
Let's start with my Saturday routine. Saturday is a “free day” in the Woodruff household.
On Saturdays, everyone picks their meals, sleeps as late as they want, and chooses their entertainment. It is a great way to transition from the hustle and bustle of our Monday - Friday into the more relaxed pace of the weekend.
Saturday is my new Sunday.
Until we made this transition as a family, Saturdays were full of chores and work.
Now that I work full-time in an office, I can’t even imagine having the energy to stay in full-on work mode on my Saturdays at home.
Many of you make Sundays your “free day.” Either way, I think the important thing is that each person in the house gets to have a day, or a part of a day, to “do their thing.”
Do you have a day to rest and enjoy your passion projects?
I am not sure I could have had this kind of a day in my 20s, 30s, and 40s, but I wish I had at least considered the option.
One of my passion projects is taking care of my family and our shared home. Listen in as I take you along on my “domestic day” and the rewards I choose when my time and energy run out. I don’t get it all done either! But, I do rest and rejuvenate when I hit my limits.