(Closed) Routine!

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@fiftyshadesofbride:  Yes, things definitely calm down and become more day-to-day after the wedding — isn’t it GREAT?!

Post # 4
4523 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@fiftyshadesofbride:  We aren’t even married yet and have experienced this. For us, that started when we moved in together: you could set a clock by our routine, but we go hard on the weekends 🙂

Post # 5
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Well it’s perfectly normal to get into everyday routines. Not many people can say that life is a series of exciting, spontaneous and different events on a daily basis. And I say this as someone who does lead an interesting life but who still has ordinary routines built into it.

On reading your post you do seem to spend a lot of your time in your in-law’s house though. Do you work or do other things in your own home or get out to do stuff that’s more than just shopping?

Post # 6
5955 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sounds like you aren’t working right now?  Maybe your days would be a little more exciting if you picked up a job (even a part-time, fun job if you don’t need the money).  Or you could get into a new hobby or some education.  

Post # 8
2958 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

We have a very standard work-day routine. Work, home, dinner+housework, tv, sleep early for work the next day. The weekends we totally change it up, but it is hard to get too crazy during the week because we are tired. I find our routine comforting now.

Post # 9
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is why I can’t imagine not working… You’re lucky you are close with your in-laws (both physically and with your relationship with them) but if I were you, I would also feel bored and unfulfilled.

As much as I think there’s things I’d rather be doing than working, I think I would be quite unhappy if I had no kids and not even a part-time job.  Maybe try to find something to do even 10-20 hours a week?

Also, even though Darling Husband and I both work, we are also definitely in a routine.  Work, work out, eat, watch tv, then sleep, most weekdays, and then we try to do fun things together on the weekends.

Post # 10
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Sometimes I like our routine and sometimes I desperately want to shake it up, lol.  We’ll go out sometimes during the week but mostly on weekends now, and we will rent movies, I workout in the morning so we can have more time together at night.  Play with the furkids, do normal everyday stuff, bed… Sometimes it’s boring but other times it’s like “I’ve got someone to do all this mundane stuff with now, that rocks!” Haha

Post # 11
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you are bored, try volunteering, a part-time job or a hobby.

Our days are often similar after work (make dinner, relax in front of tv, clean up), but we’ll see friends or family or do something several times a week.  I volunteer at a non-profit, work full-time, in the spring also held a part-time job teaching a class, put together a panel presentation for another non-profit and worked on decluttering the house and decorating it.  And I did most of the cooking/cleaning.  We also traveled quite a bit.

Post # 12
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

3 years down and still have the same routine 😉 I guess the addition of our little girl shook it up for awhile, but now she’s on it too lol. I love having a routine, so I guess I’ve completely embraced it as part of married life! I think your routine is completely normal and healthy, as long as you’re happy!

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