Route 101 / A Mini Series

Route 101 / A Mini SeriesThe last time I launched a feature mini series was a few months ago when I covered spring cleaning for bloggers. That series was wildly successful, and I received great feedback from so many readers! This time around, I decided to focus on something less blog related, that would still be useful to everyone.

With back to school happening soon for many of us (including myself) and the end of the summer season approaching, vacations are ending and it’s time to jump back into regular routine. For me, that means slower blogging, longer days and a full course load.

Route 101 is a mini series which focuses on how to sustain a more organized life by creating solid and productive routines. Now, I know some of you may be thinking: routine is boring, dull, predictable. But I disagree!

A good routine allows for flexibility, spontaneity and diversity in your days. Making the smallest change can alter the outcomes of your entire week. When I follow my own routines, and implement systems that work in those routines, I’m much less stressed during the day, and incredibly organized.

Click to tweet: Up your organization and productivity w/ #Route101 – a mini series on organization through routine via @AmberSB_

Route 101 will cover: where to start, converting tasks to routine, staying disciplined and adding flexibility. Overall, the series will be 4-5 posts long, and shared over a month with new posts each week or so.

But before we dive into creating organized routines, I want to hear from you all, so that I can adjust the series accordingly! What do YOU struggle with when it comes to creating routine? What makes it hard for you to stick with a routine? 

Feel free to leave a comment, or tweet me with the hashtag #Route101 (link is tweetable). I’d love to answer all of your questions over the next few posts in the series.

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    • I had a feeling this one would come up! I’ll definitely be talking about how to stay with it 🙂

  1. Routines are soooo good for me . . . but when there’s a change of season (like going from summer to school) or a totally new phase of life, it takes me way too long to find my new rhythm. After having a great stride for 2 out of 3 years of freelancing, I know this baby’s arrival is going to throw everything off again.

    Any tips for finding and sticking with a new routine relatively quickly when you’re in a new stage of life?

    • I know that struggle well. I feel the same way when I just from strictly working full time to going back to school. My biggest tip is to prep for the change. Don’t try to create the routine when it happens. Plan ahead as much as possible, so that when change comes, you only need to make necessary adjustments.

  2. I love this series. I’m getting in a routine right now. I will be taking notes.m

    • So glad that you’ll be following along 🙂

  3. Hooray! You’re totally right, I do love this. haha. I can’t wait to see what you post! It’s hard to find a routine for me because I have to trick myself into routines (if I know it’s a routine I start breaking away from it).

    • Haha so happy to hear that!! Creating a routine that fits your lifestyle and that can sustain itself over time is tricky. I hope this mini series help you out a bit 🙂

    • Thanks Caitlyn! I’m really excited to share.

  4. I love this! And your blog. I’ve added you to my blogroll because you’re becoming a favorite. x

  5. I can’t wait for this to begin! I’ve just started my first 9-5 job, and I’m struggling with work/life balance. I feel like all my free time should be spent preparing to go back to work, so never actually get to do the things I love! I’m hoping that your series will help me to establish happy morning and evening routines so I can start to enjoy my free time.
    Beth x