This post is going to be so fun for two reasons! Number one, I’ve always wanted to do a day in my life post and I’m finally getting around to doing it. Number two, this is a collab with one of my best blogging friends Zainab. She’s also sharing a day in her life, so go read her post here (:
My days are usually pretty busy and I don’t spend a ton of time blogging during the week (I write a lot of posts on saturdays – i’m writing this on a saturday in fact haha) but I’m going to share a typical school day in the life for me. My school is in person which I love but it also means I have to wake up early 😦 This will be super real/a totally normal day!
all pictures in this post are from pinterest and aren’t my actual morning so if you’re wondering why it looks so perfect that’s why haha
I wake up around 5:50 or 5:45 every morning depending on what time I set my alarm for. After doing my skincare and brushing my teeth I spend time with God, usually reading the bible, praying, and sometimes journaling as well.
I then get ready for the day, which usually doesn’t take me too long! I haven’t really been wearing makeup to school often and recently I haven’t been using as much heat on my hair just to let my hair/skin breath. We also wear a uniform (and I lay out my clothes at night) so I don’t have to pick out my outfit for the day.
Most days I will eat breakfast. Since it’s about 6:30 in the morning I’m usually not very hungry but I do try and eat something so I won’t be hungry later. I eat a lot of different things for breakfast (read my post here on easy, simple, and delicious breakfast ideas!) but recently I will either have cereal, make an egg, peanut butter toast, or yogurt.
We leave for school at 7:05 and I usually get home around 4:15. We live pretty far away from school (30 minutes without traffic) so that’s why we have to leave early and don’t get home until later. As soon as I get home I usually fill up my water bottle and have a snack then practice violin for 15-25 minutes. I am really trying to make that a habit, it can be really hard to be consistent with practicing but I play so much better when I practice obviously!
Next I do any homework/projects and study for any upcoming tests or quizzes. Depending on the amount of work I need to do, this takes me between 20 minutes to 2 hours. I have been trying to do a little bit each day for bigger projects or assignments that are spread out over several days. If I don’t have a lot of homework I usually spend this time working on blog stuff!
This year, I have been sectioning off about an hour to an hour and a half each evening where I just spend time with my family! I try to start this at about 6 pm, and during this time I eat dinner, do devotions with my family, and try to be off of my phone and everything so that I can fully spend time with them.
At about 7 or 7:30 I head back upstairs to do my workout! I have been trying to workout every day (except sundays… girl needs a break) for at least 15 minutes and sometimes up to an hour. Check out my favorite free workout youtube channels post here where I share all of my current favs! For the past few days I’ve been doing Holly Dolke and Sami Clarke’s workouts and they have been so good. I always feel so good after I get my workout in even if I don’t really want to do it.
Obviously after getting all sweaty I need to shower, so I do that and get dressed in some comfy clothes/put my hair in a bun and do my skincare. Unless I have any major homework I haven’t finished or a really important test to study for, I try to not work on schoolwork or anything, and keeping it to a specific part of the day has been really helped my productivity.
I usually spend time on my phone/instagram for the first time all day during this time which honestly I am so happy about because I used to spend 2+ hours on insta and now I really only spend 20-40 at the max! Check out my post on practical ways to limit your screen time/spend less time on your phone here. Before I do that I always pack my lunch! This year we have to pack our lunches because the lunchroom is closed due to covid restrictions, so it’s super important that I do this every evening.
Honestly for the rest of the night I just chill/read/go on instagram until about 9:30 when I head upstairs and brush my teeth and go to bed! This girl needs her sleep and I actually love going to bed early (haha i’m such a grandma lol).
anyway that’s a day in my life (: it changes day to day but most days are like that to be honest! I don’t blog every day (mostly on saturdays like I said) but for example I’m finishing up this post at about 5:30 pm on a school day right now! I didn’t have a ton of homework so I’m spending my time on my laptop 🙂
What does a typical day in the life look like for you? Did you read Zainab’s post? Let’s chat in the comments below!