Starting is the easy part. The structures, the lists, the schedules, the excitment of the dance with the “NEW.”

“It will be fun,” she said. “Doable.” “It’s only 20-30-40 minutes”

I have done a lot of thinking these past days. I am grateful to have the time to really work on myself and I realize that, with the exception of going to work BECAUSE I HAVE TO (with basic coffee, bfast, shower, etc in the AM) and getting ready for bed BECAUSE I HAVE TO SLEEP (read) I have no real established schedule/habits.

We had a schedule at school so that kept me grounded, but even with that, within a section of time like math, I might move activities around. Routine is not my default.

Getting started is one thing I am good at. Not really starting routines but rather more like microhabits (is that a word?.) I did one at home exercise routine. I ate mostly the right things in the right portions for one day. I followed my “Stay at home” schedule for most of one morning.


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2 thoughts on “Starting

  1. That’s something I’m seriously struggling with, too! My plan for this week off (spring break) is to get a schedule created that I can stick with when I go back to work the following week. Good luck with yours!

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  2. I love this post. Like you, I find comfort in routine – it’s kind of like mental swaddling for me. I need boundaries, and I find that I have to create them in spaces where they don’t exist.

    We’ve got this!


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