A Time Block Planning Kind of Day

April 13, 2022

No one is sleeping well around here lately. G woke up at 3:30 (unclear cause) and I have been unable to sleep since. I have so many things I want to do today, and I am 100% positive I will run out of energy before the list is complete.

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That said, I am incredibly grateful that I should be able to fit in a nap if desired. In fact, I think I will schedule it right now.

And on that note, I think I will schedule my entire day!

Time Block Planning? Let’s give it a shot.

I don’t usually use this method, but I think perhaps today calls for a more structured approach. So, here we go! I will report back tomorrow.

(For context, I am off from work today, the kids are in ‘camp’ from 8a – 3p, and Josh is working.)

6:30 – 7:00 – email cleanout

7:00 – 8:30 – wake up kids, breakfast, take them to camp

8:30 – 9:15 – workout (probably Peloton strength training)

9:15 – 10:45 – record ep of BLP, upload prior BOBW eps, any ads for next week

10:30 – 12:00 – clean out closet + kids craft area

12:00 – 12:30 – lunch

12:30 – 1:00 – email, clean up, etc

1:00 – 1:30 – read in bed

1:30 – 2:00 – NAP

2:00 – 2:30 – schedule appt, brainstorm Patreon & BOBW ideas for next week’s eps

2:40 – pick up kids!

3:00 – drive around – drop A at tennis (3:30), bring G back for swim lesson (4:00), drop C at art (4:45 – might be a tiny bit late), bring G home for bath, pick up A/C from art + possibly A’s friend omg

6:30 – dinner for all. Given the above and the fact that my meal prep game was not on point this week, I’m thinking takeout pizza / salad . . .

8:00 – kids movie night / my reading night (ALMOST finished with Matrix!)


Honestly, writing that out was helpful. We will see if this timeline is realistic! Wish me luck . . .


  • Reply Mrs. Candid April 13, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Good luck Sarah, have a great day.

  • Reply Sonna April 13, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Looks like a reasonable plan, hope it goes well! I love seeing daily plans like this, I recently came across Hal Elrod of the miracle morning. His podcast ep 412 details his daily process. It was great to hear it all planned out and I want to do more of this, especially for my non-clinical days. On the broken sleep front – I can usually handle one night, but it’s not always a one-night affair 😫 Happy napping 🙂

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns April 13, 2022 at 9:49 am

    I hope you can fit that nap in, maybe for more than 30 minutes? Naps are saving my life right now since one of both kids are up around 5-5:30 most days. Bedtime has been a struggle, too, as our 4yo still naps in his room at school. We ask them to have him play at the table instead of nap – some days he does, some he doesn’t. On the days he naps, bedtime is horrible and lasts so very long. I’ve lost my evening time with my husband as a result but am telling myself this is a stage/phase and it won’t always be like this. Plus I have yet another URI so I feel like crud on top of everything else!

    Hope the decluttering is going well! I find that task to be SO satisfying!

  • Reply Amy April 13, 2022 at 10:54 am

    This sounds like a very satisfying day! Hope it all goes according to plan.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 13, 2022 at 8:04 pm

      It did – even the nap! yay 🙂

  • Reply Noemi April 13, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Yay for a plan! I find blocking time like that so helpful on days where it seems like there is a huge chunk of time (like kids at camp but I’m not working) but that never seems to deliver the productivity I was hoping for. Usually just writing it out, which forces me to be more honest about how long things will take (running an errand requires I factor in driving time too!) makes me WAY MORE realistic about what can actually get done. And that makes me feel better about what does get done. I hope you get to take that nap. My 8yo still wakes me up at least once a week and it’s rough. Nobody talks about disrupted sleep after the toddler years but it’s really real!

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