Wednesday, 16 December 2020

How My Days Are Structured



 

As somebody with OCD, I need to have structure to every single moment of my day. Some people think that I am crazy for having a to do list that marks out near enough every single minute that I am awake, but when you have a mental health condition, you have to do what you can do in order to stay on the right path and keep your mind in check. For me, this has just become the normal thing to do and I feel like I have really achieved something when I can successfully check something off my list for the day. Having a mental health condition is all about those small wins, and that is what I am all for. So, I thought that for today’s blog post I would share with you guys how I structure my day and what my to do list looks like.

 

5am – I wake up and get in an hours’ worth of exercise. As much as I am not a morning person, if I don’t get my exercise in first thing in a morning, I know that I will make every single excuse under the sun not to get it done!

 

6am – Once my hour of exercise is done for the day, it is time to walk the dog for a good 30 minutes. We take her on a lengthy walk in an evening, which is normally my husbands’ job. This walk just gives me chance to have a cool down and get some nice cool air.

 

6:30am – This is when I start to get ready for work. Normally my hair and makeup takes around 40 minutes, but if I am in a rush I can get it done it around half that time. I just like to take my time, sip my water and scroll on my phone every now and again.

 

7:15am – This is the time that I set off to work in a morning. I don’t start work until 8:30am and my commute only takes me around 7 minutes, but I like to get there nice and early because I have to leave on the dot, so I get my extra overtime in first thing in the morning.

 

7:30am – In this hour before I actually start work, what I like to do is sort through my inbox. Even though it is a great thing for the company, but I have a great relationship with our customers and that means that my inbox is overflowing. It normally takes the hour before I officially start work just to sort everything out!

 

8:30am - This is the time when my working day officially kicks off. I work almost constantly for 8 hours with no proper lunch break. Obviously, I do get a lunch break as such, but I am normally so preoccupied with work that I just forget to take my lunch break!

 

4:30pm – At this time on the dot, I leave work. Like I said I do my extra work for the company in the morning time and I have to leave on time each day because I go to my nans house to check that she is ok and do any odd jobs that she needs me to do. I love doing this because I know I am making a difference and helping her.

 

5:30pm – After spending a good 45 minutes with my nan making sure that everything is ok and just making sure that she has had a little company during the day, I head on home to start my own tasks for the evening. Normally on the drive home I take my lashes and bra off!

 

6pm – The first thing that I do when I get home is get straight into the shower to wash the day off and then I get into a pair of comfortable pyjamas and do my skincare routine. It is my favourite thing to do after being at work all day long. I will then go downstairs cook tea with my husband, carry out my cleaning tasks that I have assigned to myself for that day and then sit and enjoy my meal.

 

7:30pm – Once dinner has been eaten and I have cleaned up the kitchen, this is my relaxation time. Normally I have a nice hot chocolate and I sit with my husband and watch some trashy TV. My husband will the probably resort to watching something football related and I will reach for my laptop and do an hour or two of blog work. I will also spend this time online shopping and getting all of the smaller things ticked off my to do list.

 

10pm – I go to bed no later than 10pm at night because sleep is something so important to me and I need to make sure that I am getting a good 7 hours to get up and exercise in the morning. I may read for 15 minutes if I am struggling to drop off, but normally I am out like a lamp.

 

My days are super simple, but these are the key things that I do day in and day out. I know that to some people it may be incredibly write this down and do the same thing day in and day out, but it is what I need to do and I am happy that I have this structure and routine to my days. There are so many other things that I do on the daily, but they are smaller things that do not always repeat themselves. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know if there are any things that you do to help structure the lay out of your days.

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