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4 Steps to Creating Routines in Chaos

4 Steps to Creating Routines in Chaos

Routines have been on the forefront of my mind lately. My husband is about to have knee surgery next week. I thought it would be no big thing (denial in full force here) but after he met with the surgeon we found out that he would be in a straight-leg brace and on crutches for 2-3 weeks. So, now it’s legitimately a big thing and I’ve been just a little bit stressed about it. Much to my husband’s chagrin, I’ve been making lists daily of everything we need to do before his surgery to ensure the house is in order, the Christmas decorations are up, and the fridge is full. I make lists for him as well (he may not love this) and then he starts to become just a little stressed out.

Part of what is so stressful is that this surgery is going to shift our established routine into a new, temporary routine while he is home from work for two months recovering. You see, I’m really good at creating routines and pretty terrible at being flexible. In my mind, I live my life according to the “c’est la vie” philosophy. In reality, I love to be in control. The struggle is real.

Alas, this is the reality of a #solopreneur and #mompreneur who runs a lifestyle business. So, I’ve been evaluating our routines and embracing the fact that I won’t really know what our temporary routine is going to look like until my husband has the surgery and I can assess what kind of support he is going to need. At the bare minimum, I’ll know I’ll be taking on all of the household chores, driving, and care of our puppy and toddler for a few weeks – in addition to serving my clients and running my business.

In my most recent blog post, I shared with all of you my morning routine and how transformational that has been in my life. As promised, I’m following up that post with a few more insights about creating routines that work for you, your life and your business. Even in the midst of changing and unknown circumstances routines can continue to be created.

“Routines allow for a sense of structure and predictability that everyone can lean into and depend on – no matter what is happening around us.

Sometimes, these routines may need to be adjusted to accommodate for life but, in the end, having a plan will help you to feel better about the day and

week ahead and leads to a greater sense of optimism.”

-Vanessa Anne

So, then, the real question becomes – How do I create a routine in the midst of chaos?

I should probably also give a little more insight into how I define chaos. For me, chaos is anything that is random, unexpected or deviates from the norm. Change and transitions are a form of chaos.

Step #1: Write down your current routine (even if you’ve never intentionally set a routine, just write down what you do in a typical day). Even though I have this written as a schedule, I don’t aim to have routines dictated by time as much as by flow.On a typical weekday, this is what our daily flow looks like…

5:45 AM – Wake-Up + Feed Dog + Grace & Joy Routine

6:00 – 7:00 AM Client Work

7:00 – 7:15 AM – Little L Wakes Up + Get Dressed

7:15 – 7:45ish – Read Books on Couch + Drink Milk (Little L) & Coffee (ME!)

7:45ish – Start Making Breakfast + Quiet Play Time (Puzzles or Blocks)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Eat Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 AM – Clean-Up Breakfast + Morning Chores

9:00 – 10:00 AM – Focused Play + Learning Time with Little L

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Open Block

(If I need to work during this space, Lyla watches a show. If I don’t need to work, we play some more, take a walk, go outside, run errands, etc.)

11:30ish – Lunch + Clean-Up + Read Books

12:30 ish – 3:00 ish – Lyla Naps + I Work

My husband is home from work most days by 3:15. I usually keep working until about 4. Then, we move into our nightly routine of dinner, playtime, and bedtime.

Other than a punctuation for gymnastics once a week and the occasional playdate. This is pretty standard for us. We keep our lives simple and slow but this gives Little L needs the space she needs to grow and play and the space I need to serve my clients and manage my business.  

Step #2: Determine what parts of your routine can stay the same in the midst of your chaos. For me, this means that my morning routine can stay as is. This isn’t going to be impacted by our current circumstances. If you need a refresher on my morning routine or what to implement a similar one, check it out here. Little L’s nap time will also remain the same. However, what I do during her nap time may have to shift. Pretty much everything else will be up for grabs right now until after surgery.

Step #3: Focus on your mindset. For me, this looks like setting a relevant, weekly affirmation during my morning routine that I write on a white board in my kitchen that I say out loud multiple times throughout the day and anytime I’m feeling anxious or stressed.

Step #4: As you begin each day, follow your “normal” routine as much as possible, accommodating where you need to and as you need to. Each time you deviate, keep coming back to your routine and pick-up where you left off and assess what the ONE thing is you MUST DO and then let the other things go for now. During times of chaos, we focus on the MUSTS (I must make sure my husband takes his pain meds on time.)

During chaos, our bodies need extra time to rest. So, once all of the MUST DO’s are taken care of, take a moment to sit, breathe and do ONE THING that is restorative to you and possible in your current circumstance. For me, that might look like taking a bath after Little L goes to bed or having a glass of wine with dinner. It might even help if you write down a list of self-care ideas that you can stick on the fridge or mirror so that you don’t even have to think about it, you just pick the one on the list that sounds good and is possible.

The chaos won’t last forever. The change will take place. The transition will become complete. My husband will return to work following his surgery.

Throughout this season (however long or short it may be) continually ask yourself what you need and find ways to have those needs met as much as possible. If you have someone else going through this season with you, check-in with them to ask them how they are doing and what they need. Offer what you can and feel free to say no to the things you can’t do.

As a BONUS STEP, be sure to ASK FOR HELP! Be vulnerable and let others know what you need. For me, that looked like asking for meals so I could cut-down on cooking. I love to cook but I’ve found that to be one of the more difficult tasks to do with a toddler running around the house. I also asked my parents to keep Little L and our puppy the day before, day of and day after my husband’s surgery to help us prepare and for me to gain an idea of what he was going to need without having to attend to their needs as well.

How do you handle chaos in your life? I’d love to hear from you what your best piece of advice is for staying calm and carrying on?

C’est la vie. 

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My Secret Sauce

My Secret Sauce

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of coaching, tips and advice that exists in the world for how to do pretty much everything – especially being a mom and running a business?

There is so much to be consumed in our digital world – a lot of it good and helpful. In some ways, all of this information makes starting and running a business easier than it ever has been because the amount of resources are nearly endless. However, all of this goodness can also become a huge source of distraction and, if there is one thing I have found that can quickly halt just about any of our plans from moving forward, it’s allowing ourselves to become distracted. I get it though, it’s so easy to just scroll down the proverbial internet rabbit hole and come out a few hours later wondering what just happened and shocked that an hour (or three) has just passed by. It’s like time stops in the land of scroll and click.

As a #solopreneur and #mompreneur I don’t have the luxury of wandering through the rabbit hole and I can’t afford to visit the land of scroll and click (which doesn’t mean I don’t still try to go there).

One of the most frequently I asked question I see posted from new business owners with littles at home is some version of this:

How do you get any work done with the kids around all day?First of all, let me just acknowledge that it’s not easy. However, I assume that most of us who started a business with our kiddos at home want the life we have. We want or need to bring income into our household AND we want to spend more time with our kids. So, I am going to write the rest of the post based on the assumption that we all want to find a way to make this arrangement work.

Now that we’ve established that, I’m going to let you in on my secret sauce and the answer I give every time I see the above question posted by a fellow #mompreneur.

MY SECRET SAUCE IS ROUTINE!

When I go throughout my life haphazardly, I sit down (or crash on the couch) at the end of the day and am left wondering what happened to all those hours and if I accomplished anything. Sure, on a day-to-day basis I did successfully keep a small human alive which is HUGE, yet that alone doesn’t help me ensure that my little human is learning how to conquer the world or that I am moving toward the goals for my business. Can you relate?

The way that I meet my goals as a mom and a business owner is by creating routines in my daily life for myself, my business and my child. However, it must also be noted that the creation of the routine is part-one. Part two, and admittedly the more challenging part, is following the routine (which means saying no a lot of really wonderful things…but that is another post).

If you are struggling to manage it all, I suggest getting started with just one routine. For me, the most important routine in my life is my morning routine. If my day is set-up for success from the moment I get out of bed I find that I am much better equipped to both rock the plans I have for that day as well as adjust for the unexpected when it comes up.

I’d love to help you get a jump start, so here is a breakdown of my actual morning routine…

5:45 AM – Wake-Up, Feed Dog, Grace & Joy Routine

6:00 AM – 7:00 AM Client Work

7:00 AM – 7:15 AM – Little L Wakes Up, Get Dressed

7:15 AM – 7:45ish – Read Books on Couch + Drink Milk (Little L) & Coffee (ME!)

7:45ish – 8:00ish – Start Making Breakfast + Quiet Play Time (Puzzles or Blocks)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Eat Breakfast

This is what our typical day looks like Monday – Friday with some slight tweaks to the weekends (mostly snuggling in bed while my husband is home ). Let me go ahead and fill you in on a few more details.

The Grace & Joy routine has transformed my morning! This is a one-hour Morning Makeover course by Whitnee Hawthorne over at The Savvy Working Mom. She helped me create a morning routine that energizes me for the day in 7 minutes! This is absolutely worth the $27 investment.

One of the recommendations I tell all new moms who intend to work from home with their kids is that it is ESSENTIAL to develop routines for their children so they can anticipate when they will have space to work, can also better anticipate their child’s needs throughout the day and their child can anticipate when they will have mom’s full attention. From the day we brought Baby L home we began building our routines, especially for sleep. Sleep deprivation is a no-win situation for anyone so I prioritized that above just about everything else. We followed an eat, play, sleep cycle and within a few weeks had a groove that enabled me to have an idea of when she would eat and sleep (and when I could anticipate a much needed postpartum nap). I learn best by reading, so here are the two books I used as Lyla was an infant to build our routine – On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep and The Happiest Baby on the Block. (Note: Babywise has some mixed reactions from folks, I followed their routine but I also paid attention to Baby L’s cues and adjusted accordingly to her needs). 

Lastly, I need my own morning time but I also want to teach Little L the importance of a morning routine as well. So, we snuggle together and read books until my cup of coffee is finished. Sometimes she looks at her own books while I read mine, sometimes I read to her. Either way, we start our day from a place of peace and connection and it makes everything else go that much more smoothly. It’s the perfect start to our day 

This is what works for us. I’ll be sharing more about the rest of our routines in my next post but until then I’d love to hear about your routines! Drop a comment below and let me know what is working for you.

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How I started my VA biz {and how you can, too}!

How I started my VA biz {and how you can, too}!

When people ask what I “do”, I tell them I run my own business from home. The natural follow-up question is “Oh, what kind of business?” To which I respond, I run a business as a Virtual Assistant (or VA). Cue quizzical expression  I usually go on to say that I provide administrative support to online business owners…or at least that is the nutshell definition I offer.

To be completely transparent, I had never heard of VA prior to 2019. It wasn’t until a friend of mine posted on Facebook about how much she loved working from home and I inquired about what she did that I began my journey into the world of VAs and online businesses. As my friend described the work she did AND shared that she was able to do this work for a COMPETITIVE WAGE with LITTLE OVERHEAD while RAISING HER BABIES at home I began to hinge on every word she said.

You see, at the time, I was about 7 months pregnant and working for a major retail coffee shop. I knew that 4:00 AM shifts, managing a team of 20+ people, and waking up to nurse a baby during the night was just not the combination that was going to create the life I wanted professionally or personally. I had spent months preparing for a four-month maternity leave and was confident that I needed to pursue a different path professionally following my leave. I also knew that I did not want to send my child to daycare for 40 hours a week (for all those mamas who do, I support you – this was just not the right choice for me). Yet, when my husband would ask what I wanted to do nothing really excited me. I am not one of those people who wants to work just for the sake of an income. I need my work to carry some sort of meaning and purpose and as the birth of my first baby approached I also knew that I needed a career that would allow me to prioritize my family without repercussions or guilt.

After hearing my friend’s story, becoming a VA seemed like the best of everything I wanted and needed – a flexible schedule, the ability to stay home with my baby, and an income stream that could meet our family’s financial needs on a part-time schedule. Even more, I could continue to develop myself professionally. Through my diversified work experience over the past couple of decades I’d gained a unique skill set that never quite fit into any job description I’d come across. Yet, as a VA, I could build a business around this skill set, focusing on the WORK I LOVE DOING while using my STRENGTHS. It really seemed like an all around WIN.

The only hiccup was that I never considered myself an entrepreneur and had no idea how to start or manage my own business. I talked about my concerns and hesitations with my friend and, as it turns out, there are people who’ve gone before me and paved the way for budding entrepreneurs like myself. In fact, my friend had gone through a course that walked her through setting up her VA business step-by-step. I wouldn’t need to do hours of research online or navigate my way through the entrepreneurial forest without a map. Someone had already done that work for me and was willing to share all of her knowledge and expertise so I could get my business up and running within a matter of weeks.

My friend introduced me to Abbey Ashley, the Virtual Savvy, and her course called The Savvy System. I downloaded Abbey’s VA Checklist, joined her free Facebook group for VAs and tuned in for a free 5 day biz planning crash course she was offering at the time. I loved her vibe and the way she broke everything down into easy, manageable steps. Most of all, I felt like Abbey and her team were my biggest cheerleaders and the community I was becoming a part of was supportive and so knowledgeable! I was hooked! I took the plunge and signed up for The Savvy System.

Ba-da-bing – fast forward one year…I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl and, with the support of The Savvy System course and community, I launched my business while I was on maternity leave. Within one month I had my first client and within three months I had earned back my investment in The Savvy System and had built a PROFITABLE, SUSTAINABLE business. One year later, my business is BOOKED OUT and FLOURISHING! I love the work I do, I have clients I adore working with, and I get to enjoy days at home playing with my baby. It turns out I also love being an entrepreneur and building a VA business gives me so much room to dream about how I want to grow my business as my baby grows. I entered into all of this thinking that this was a great option while my baby was at home but it turns out that IT’S JUST A GREAT OPTION ALL AROUND!

This is our home-based “coworking space”

Do you have the entrepreneur itch? Are you a mama looking to bring in income while you stay home with your babies? Do you have a skillset that you’d like to build a business around? Leave a comment or connect with me on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. I’d love to help you start building the life you want and a business you love through becoming a VA! 

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