family,  writing

Living on a schedule


I love freedom. I want to get up whenever my eyes open and stay up until I feel sleepy. You know, do what I want to do, when I want to do it. However, I also get very stressed when I don’t feel like there is enough time in the day. The later happens way too often, especially when I’m working on a first draft.It’s busy around here! With writing, blogging, homeschooling the girls, and the boys schedules, I sometimes feel like my head is spinning around on my neck.


My answer is to be a free-spirit on a schedule. Now, I’m not one of those people who schedules every second of their day. That would make me into a time bomb and very dangerous for my family. I’m organized from 6am until 2:30. The rest of the day seems to schedule itself. With picking one kid up from school, to games, making dinner, and cleaning up around here, there isn’t a whole lot of down time.


The new scheduled went into effect this morning. It means getting up 30 minutes earlier than I have been. That’s 6am folks! I’m not an early bird. Not even close so this time is brutal, but appreciated later. The first thing I do is my Bible study. It’s something I don’t want to have pushed aside if life intrudes on the schedule.


So, how do you get it all done?




Image courtesy of Stuart Miles.

Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.


  • Voni Harris

    Schedule? What schedule?

    I tried to start a new schedule this morning, myself.

    I got up at 5.

    Still didn’t get it all done.

    Sigh. Guess Morning routine, breakfast, Bible study, workout and running my husband to work don’t fit into a two-hour time frame. 🙂


  • Grandma

    answer — retirement. Don’t sweat over the schedule! You’re a great Wife and Mom and your priorities are where they belong. God is providing the ability of allowing you to be home where your heart is (OK that’s really BAD sentence structure!).

    Since retirement at our house, however, it seems more was accomplished when there was work away from home hours. Now things don’t seem to get accomplished in a “timely” fashion or are just left undone.

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