i've been working toward establishing weekly routines in an effort to be more intentional with my days, weeks, months, years & truthfully - life. for so long i disliked routine & schedules. just recently, though, i've grown to appreciate a thoughtful rhythm to my work & home life.
some of the chores & habits i've introduced into my week include purchasing (or harvesting when the time comes) a fresh bouquet of flowers every week, planning our weekly menu on sunday night, shopping for groceries on monday afternoon & harvesting/building an extra large garden salad each week.
the harvesting & building of our weekly salad is quite labor intensive on the front end, but it saves me so much time come lunch & dinner.
i harvest a variety of greens from the garden - lettuce, mesculin mix, kale, swiss chard, spinach & arugula - & wash them thoroughly in our kitchen sink. once they've been washed & chopped, i fill up the largest bowl i own & mix. i chop up an assortment of in-season vegetables, too, & add them to the top. i cover my large bowl & pull it out for lunchtime & dinnertime salad needs, adding additional toppings & salad dressing at that time.
it's been such an easy way to encourage more greens into our diet & the peaceful time outside in the garden is quite wonderful.
what weekly chores & habits to you make room for within your weekly rhythm? i'd love to learn a handful of your tricks! please share in the comments below.