This seemed like the most appropriate blog post to write, since my school life has been trespassing into other parts of my life for the past few weeks.
Thus the reason I didn’t post for some weeks.
In a sense, apart from my encroaching academic life, you can also say that I’ve kinda gotten into my ‘get through it’ routine again. But I’m out of it… as soon as I realised I was in it.
So, with the introductory ramblings done, I guess I should move into the post proper.
For this post I’ve drafted down two of my after school routines. I hope they’ll be of help for anyone who finds it hard to get things done and still have a bit of breathing space at the end of the day.
Like me *hehe*
So ‘ere it is:
After School Routine 1
- I get back from school by, say, 4pm at most, so 4pm is the starting time. From 4pm, I give myself 2 hours to get house chores done.
- First, I put water in the kettle for my siblings and I to have our after-school baths.
- While the water’s on the fire, I wash plates and then clean our school shoes.
- Most times, the water gets ready before I’m done with cleaning or washing, so I turn it off and then finish.
- When I’m done, I go and have a bath, bathe my little sis, and then wash our school uniforms.
- As I go to spread the clothes I washed outside, I start to warm the food we’re to eat. 🥧
- We eat, I wash up the plates.
- My siblings and I chat a little, and before I know it, it’s 5:45 or 6 already.
- *I sometimes prepare our evening food, or the food we’re to take to school the next day. (Whenever I do this, I finish my chores by 7 or 7:30pm).
- I set my alarm for 10pm and go to bed.
- I wake up by 10pm to read, ‘cause by then, everyone is asleep, and I can read in peace. 😇 I also set another alarm for 2:30am (or sometimes 3am, if I wake up by 11pm), so I can go back to sleep in preparation (that word sounds too serious 😂) for my next wake-up-time: 4:30am.
- And by 4:30am, I wake up and prepare for school.
After School Routine 2
- I get back from school by 4pm.
- Have my after-school bath, alongside my siblings, and wash our school uniforms.
- Spread the washing outside and clean our shoes.
- Wash plates.
- *As the case may be, I prepare our evening food, or food for the next morning.
- As always, I chat a little with my siblings before I move on to do my homework or read.
- I usually do my homework or read till, like 7:30 or 8 before I feel sleepy and need to rest. When this happens, I set my alarm for 11pm and go to sleep.
- I wake up by 11pm, or sometimes 12am and begin reading or finishing up my homework. I set my back-to-sleep alarm for 3am.
- By 3, I go back to sleep, to wake up for school by 4:30.
My after school routine depends on how I feel for the day. If I come back from school extremely fatigued, I know I have to eat once I come back. But the personal dislike I have for Routine 2 is that by the time I’m done eating, I’ll be full and then begin to feel lazy.😂
Routine 1 is my all-time best, and I try to follow it the best I can.
Yes, there are days when unexpected events pop up and eat deep into time frames, but at such points I just have to do the most important things and leave the rest.
So these are my after school routines. I really hope they’ve been of help to anyone who’s having a hard time making do with all the commitments of each part of their life… after school.
I’d really love to hear from you! Tell me in the comments what your after school routine looks like, and if mine helped you in any way.
Just a little note: It felt really good to write an Ideas and Info post from my own ideas alone. I haven’t written in this category in a long while because I’ve always felt that to write a post that passes across info on how to do something or on how to improve a part of your life, you need to have made ‘substantial research’ and stuff like that.
But having seen ‘how to’ and ‘tips’ blog posts from fellow bloggers written from their own ideas, it felt just right to write one of my own.
After all, 90% of the stuff we read on the Internet has already been thought of and written by someone else. In reality, one article is only more popular than the next because of:
- Search engine rankings by date, relevance and SEO.
- And the simple truth that the writer of the article you liked just managed to make his content more interesting than the former.