What day of the week is it?

The longer we have been under the stay at home orders, the more the days start to blend together.  Each day spills into the next one and with kids off school on spring break this week was especially hard to follow the days. Remembering which day to put out the trash, which days are "work from home days" because right now our schedules are definitely a little creative, and what days we are supposed to water our garden and plants is getting more difficult. Noises that used to be specific to weekends (yard work, loud music,etc.) are now spread out during the week. It can be easy to let the lack of scheduling get into your head.

What can we do to help us keep a semblance of a schedule during this very unscheduled time?

  • Work with your children on days of the week, spelling and pronouncing (you can also do months during this time to keep you on that track as well.)
  • On work days, maybe drink out of your favorite work mug or have a special item of clothing (socks, scarf, real pants or shirt) to help you feel like you are working and identify the days.
  • Now that shopping is less often or around early hours and any day  of the week (look at a real calendar or a digital one) to remind you what day it is before you exit the house.
  • Schedule workouts according to days Cardio on M,W, F and weights on T, Th. Walks on the weekend or maybe a dance party?
  • Schedule a virtual social activity for yourselves on a weekly basis (game night, happy hour, kids connect, date night, dinner and a movie with friends or family, outdoor picnic in your own backyard or indoor picnic)
  • Set alarms on your phone or old school it with post its on the fridge or mirror to remind you of things like putting out the trash, watering the garden, or important weekly meetings for anyone in your household.
  • Tell each member in your household "Good morning, let's have a great Monday, Tuesday, etc" 
  • Use traditional phrases for the weeks and do your own type of theme week: Meatless Mondays, Terrific Tuesdays, Wacky Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, and TGIF.





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