My daily routine includes many different tasks but the main three are tidy, sweep or vacuum and do laundry. If I get these three tasks done, I feel like my daily routine was a success. The other daily tasks are just icing on the cake.
But some days I don’t have time to do even these three tasks on my daily routine list. When that happens, I usually do my routine anyway but I make some changes.
“Tidy” is something I do EVERY day. But what that involves is different from day to day. If I don’t have much time, I might just clean up the kitchen and pick up the living areas. If I have plenty of time, I’ll check every room and do extras like dump the trash, touch-up the bathroom, mop dirty areas of the floors, etc.
I also try to sweep and/or vacuum every day. Sometimes I just get the main floor and other times I get everything. Occasionally I only hit the high traffic areas, like the kitchen and living room. If I have lots of time, I sweep or vacuum under the furniture, behind the furniture, vents, dog bed, etc.
A daily routine should be done daily but the amount of time spent can be adjusted based on time available and what needs to be done. And, of course, if you can’t do it, don’t worry about it. As long as you do it most of the time, a missed day now and then won’t be a big deal.
So the next time you think you’re too busy to do your daily routine, do it anyway – just do a little less!