One of the things I’ve been struggling with lately is a lack of routine. I wake up at a different time every morning, fumble through my morning, go to work, come home, and fumble through my evening. More often than not I forget to eat dinner. Who does that?
So starting on Monday, I’m instituting a routine. I’m doing a meal plan and grocery shopping on Sunday so I’m ready to go Monday.
I’m going to wake up at the same time every morning.
I’m going to do the same thing every morning – no more forgetting my phone, a lot more preparing my lunch to bring to the office. Then I’m going to leave for work at the same time every day.
When I get home, I’m going go through the same routine. Walk Teddy, fix dinner, feed Teddy, do my social media/TV watching thang, then go to bed at the same time every night.
I think having a routine, especially for bedtime, will help me a lot. I have trouble sleeping, but that’s probably due in part to the fact that I go to bed at a different time every night, and go through a different nighttime routine every night. I think it will also make me more productive in the evenings, instead of looking up from Twitter to realize it’s 10:30 and I haven’t gotten anything accomplished. Maybe I’ll even remember to eat dinner more often.
I love routine. I crave it. So why have I put off establishing one for myself? That changes next week.
Do you have a routine? Or do you wing it from day to day?