Routines can facilitate a sense of normalcy even in these abnormal times. Explore below for help getting on schedule so you thrive despite disruptions from the pandemic.
What are some good apps to help sync my family’s calendars and agendas?
Many phones have a built-in calendar, but options such as Google Calendar are free and can be shared among multiple people.
How detailed should my weekly plans be?
This depends on what works best for you and your family. Experiment with schedules of varying detail and choose what makes you the most effective and happy.
Should I make a plan for every day of the week?
Including every day in your plan will help you stay consistent, even if most of your day is scheduled for down time.
We never seem to stick very closely to the schedules that we make. How can we improve this?
Start out slow; try scheduling one or two days in your week and then ramp it up as you are more able to stick to your schedules. Also try making less detailed/intensive schedules.
How can I help my kids take control of their own schedules?
Involve your kids with the scheduling process. Ask what they have going on in their week and allow them to schedule the time they need for it. Revisit their plans in future planning sessions, ask them if they had enough time, and allow them to implement changes based on what they learned.
Our family struggles finding a time in which we can all be together for dinner. How important are meals to a schedule?
Regular meals are an important component of a healthy diet. Eating together as a family has a host of benefits for a family’s relationships and is a good time to check in. That said, it can be difficult to find a time to eat together. Try starting with one regular family meal per week, and don’t stress if you can’t get the whole family there every time.
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