I have a very specific and detailed daily, weekly, and monthly set routine. This includes basic cleaning, deep cleaning, grocery shopping, etc. I do a load of laundry each day. * years ago I was diagnosed with a moderate form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have discovered though trial and error that the only way for me to cope and avoid compulsive behavior as much as possible is to stick to a rigid routine.
By having my days mapped out even if I get sick and miss a day or my life gets very stressful I have a routine to fall back on and it is easier to accept the set back and move onwith structure.
I have started to see my kids pick up the coping habits I have. My son(9) developed his own morning, afternoon, and bedtime routines so that it helped him remember everything. They are under sheet protectors in his binder so that he can cross of with a dry erase just like mama.
My daughter(6) is only really disiplined about her bedtime routine. She starts with picking up her room, then 15 min of yoga. Then she puts on her pj's, brushes her teeth, and washes her face. Story time and lullabys lasts about 30 min then its potty and tuck in.
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