By Kennedy Hall
Feel free to adjust any of the aspects of the following example to fit your schedule. What is most important is that you build a consistent routine that gives you a foundation while still allowing for freedom.
My average day:
4:30 – Wake up and St. Michael Prayer
4:40-5:20 – Work out and Morning Offering
5:20-5:35 – Rosary or Mental Prayer
5:35-6:45 – Coffee, Writing, Spiritual Reading
6:45-7:45 – Time with kids, make them breakfast, do some things to help my wife get ready for the day
7:45-8:15 – Get ready for work, leave
8:30-3:30 – At work (longer days if coaching), during the work day I take very moments off in order to get more done quicker. I say a couple decades of the Rosary with my students throughout the day. I use any down time to read the Bible or write, and try to say the Angelus at noon. In my school we have a Tabernacle, so I visit the Blessed Sacrament often.
3:45-5:30 – Time with kids, chores, various errands with family, help with supper some days
5:30-6:00 – Supper
6:00-7:45 – Family time, family Rosary (my kids are all very little so we usually only do a couple decades), outdoor fun if the weather is good, sometimes we watch a show or movie together
7:45-8:15 – Kids bedtime, night prayers and blessing with the kids (I also bless my wife because I am the priest of the home), bath, pajamas, etc…
8:15-10:30 – Finish my Rosary if need be, spend quality time with my wife, do any things around the house or errands that are urgent, walk the dog, smoke my pipe
10:30/11:00 – Short examination of conscience, lights out