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Daily Plan

Daily Plans

How can you be physically, relationally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy with all this time at home? Find a schedule that works for you. Here are two sample schedules: one with general suggestions, and one broken down by time.

Daily Schedule Suggestions


Early Morning

  • Set an alarm and get up on time.
  • Get out of your PJs, take a shower, brush your teeth, and eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Hold off on using technology for a while.
  • Take some personal prayer time. 
  • Schedule out your day, hour by hour.

Morning

  • Work from home (if that is your current situation)
  • Ride your bike or take a walk.
  • Stay up to date with the current COVID-19 situation, and then set it aside for the day.
  • Tune into an online daily mass.

Afternoon

  • Eat lunch.
  • Call a few friends or family members to check-in.
  • Enjoy a good book you've been wanting to read.
  • Pray a rosary. 
  • Work on a project around the house you've been meaning to do.
  • Find a Confession near you.
  • Go for a joyride.

Evening

  • Try to cook a special dinner.
  • Put down your phone for the until bedtime.
  • Watch an inspirational movie. 
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour.
  • Take a twilight walk! Just to get outside...
  • Do an evening examen of your day.
  • Say good night to Jesus.

Hour by Hour Sample Schedule

Sample for someone working first-shift from home.

6 a.m. - Get up with alarm
Personal Prayer Time - End by asking God to help me make and accomplish 3 goals for the day. Schedule out the day hour by hour.

7 a.m. – Morning Routine
Exercise or walk for 30 minutes and eat breakfast (Consider waking a half hour earlier for an online daily Mass.) Shower, dress, brush teeth

8:30 a.m. - Check news & messages (no earlier than now)

9 a.m. - Start work (no later than now)

10:30 a.m. - 15 minute break
Step away from all screens; get up, stretch, and move; get some fresh air

12 p.m. Lunch
Sit down to a nice meal; talk with family or a friend (in person or by phone/video call)

12:30 p.m. - Resume work

2:30 p.m. - 15 minute break (same as above at 10:30)

5 p.m. - Sign off from work
Check news/messages, then set technology aside

5:30 p.m. - Prepare a nice dinner together with family/roommates

6 p.m. - Dinner
Sit down with family/roommates around a table if possible. Alternately, consider sharing a meal virtually phone/video call

7 p.m. - Connection/Service
Consider doing things like: random acts of kindness or beauty; call isolated neighbors/friends/family; make gifts/cards/cookies (carefully disinfect everything) for others; participate in a Zoom Small Group/Bible Study; read a book, play games, or watch an inspirational movie and discuss with a friend; bike or hike with family/roommates; bring groceries to someone in need

9:30 p.m. - Get ready for bed
Do a Daily Examen, read

10 p.m. Say goodnight to loved ones and Jesus
Lights out

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