I thought I would share my weekly routines and get some input as to what works from you. Monday-Thursday. I get up, write for a half hour or 45 minutes. Then, I read the Bible and pray. Usually, at some point I’ll do a quick check on my favorite internet sites and email to make sure that nothing life-altering has happened overnight that will change my plans After that, I get ready to do in and teach. M-W I teach straight from 9-3. T-Th I have a 3 hour break when I can get some things done: grading, work that doesn’t require quiet or sustained attention. at 3, it’s time to go home, go run, see how I can help with dinner, and eat dinner with my family. I generally put in an hour and a half to two hours reading, writing, or planning content to teach.
I don’t teach Fridays, so I try to get myself ready to go on Monday morning. If there are things to be read, studied, lesson planned, work that needs to be done on a sermon, or the like, it usually takes place on Fridays. I try to keep Saturdays open, but generally I will need to put in a couple of hours on Saturday.
Sundays, I usually have church responsibilities, so I’ll get up early to prepare to lead worship and go over what I’m teaching. Sunday afternoon and evening are generally when we “veg.” I’ll often do some planning for the next week.
That’s how I usually roll. I’d love for you to share what works for you!