Five Ways to Change Your Daily Routine

Do you feel like your basic daily routine is just more of "the same," day in and day out, as though your life were one big treadmill? You get up, take care of the kids, head off to work, come home and do chores, make dinner, help the kids with their homework, and collapse in exhaustion, only to get up the next day and do it all again, right? Well, there's no denying that life can certainly feel this way at times, especially when everything that must be accomplished falls squarely on your shoulders as a single parent. Here are some ways to break up that monotony and throw some excitement into your daily routine:

1. Execute Your Daily Routine in Reverse Order

Stir things up a bit. For example, give your kids baths before dinner. Not only will this serve to mix up the daily routine, but it will also make it easier to get your kids into bed on time, which might help you carve out a few moments of "Me Time" as well.

2. Take a Night Off

Put every chore, except feeding yourself and your children, on hold for a night. Yes, it's true that this might mean you'll have even more work to do the next evening, but taking a much needed break is also a great way to replenish your energy so that you can accomplish those tasks the following night in half the time it would otherwise have taken you. Read more...

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