How to Create an At-Home Routine

During most breaks from school, I go home and I just sit around my house, so I have experience with being at home for days on end. Something I started to do to help make me feel like a person was creating a small routine and sticking to it. 

It seems like everyone is talking about creating your own routine, but sometimes it is hard, especially when you don’t know where to start. So I am here to offer advice and hopefully it helps you a bit :)

  1. 1. Create a list the night before

    Try to be realistic about what you need and want to get done. Put assignments on the top of your list and then other activities, like reading a couple chapters or journaling, after. 

  2. 2. Set an alarm

    white and black alarm clock with hand on gray table

    Find a time in the morning to wake up and start the day so you don’t get stuck in bed all morning. 

  3. 3. Change out of your pajamas

    Even if you are changing into sweatpants or leggings, just changing out of pajamas can help you focus on what you want to get done. 

  4. 4. Have at least two meals 

    a woman stands over the stove cutting an herb out of a pot on the window sill with a pair of scissors. there are pans of pasta stirfry on the burner.

    I like to plan my day around my meals, so if I can set time to at least make breakfast and dinner, it gives me something to focus on. Plus, you won’t get caught snacking all day. 

  5. 5. Make your bed 

    You are less likely to get back into your bed if it is made, and it’s nice to see your room looking put together. 

  6. 6. Find time to move your body

    Anna Schultz-Girl Walking With Backpack

    We are all stuck in the house, so it helps to leave and go for a walk or get up a bit earlier and do some yoga. As my Creating Happiness professor says, a calm body creates a calm mind. 

I hope this helps, and good luck inside!