How Do You Get Back Into a Routine When Everything Changes?

New Zealand. Dance Class. 5 girls, in different colored leotards, all stand on one to with the other leg extended behind them. One hand on the bar and the other, curved over their heads.

© Jorge Royan / http://www.royan.com.ar, via Wikimedia Commons

How do YOU get back into a routine when everything changes?

Started back at the gym Tuesday. New gym, next to the new job. Headed over with one of my new coworkers. Tried to take it easy, but was eager to keep going. Had to remind myself not to try to lift as much, bike as hard as I did when I stopped going regularly. Last YEAR.

Restarted editing part 2 of 3 for my novel. I updated my Ipad and got the two-fingered-swype to get it to read the whole thing to me. Leaving it up and just pausing when needed. I had it read the first 27 pages of Part 2 of my book Tuesday. Mostly pages I’d already edited, just checking for continuity. Trying to pace myself, but eager to keep going.

As with all things, it’s the getting started that’s the hard part. Once you begin, the groove takes over.

So, now I’m trying to make sure I hit the gym, Tuesdays and Thursdays for now. After a month, I’ll do any day I get to work before 10 am. My coworkers are joining me, so we can use peer pressure to get that done.

Trying to make sure I edit for an hour on nights when I’m home by 8 pm. But I’m the only one I’m accountable to for that. So, it’s a bit harder. It may be better when I hit NaNo month? But editing is easiest at home. In front of my computer, with my ipad reading to me and no one listening in.

Some days, I’ve been at work too long to come home and sit at a different computer and actually focus.

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