Some days I feel like someone pressed an autopilot button. You know that day: where my time fills with repetition from morning to evening. But the routines I’m the one who’s usually put them in motion. Recently I started thinking more intentionally about my daily routines. I realized that intentional routines can actually help me manage life, and even build up my marriage and our family.
Over the last few years, Susan and I have dropped off three of our kids at college. Each time was hard. Each time I cried all the way home. Like a lot of parents sending their freshman to college, Susan and I wondered, “Did we prepare them well? Did we do enough? Will they remember and put into practice everything we taught them?”