I am desperately trying to establish a routine. I have my “to do” list broken up into manageable parts and my date book filled with upcoming appointments. After years of teaching I’ve learned to allow time for each task on the list, prioritize them, and then schedule them on my day planner. I need that structure to my day or I get lost and then I get nuts.
So, why am I fighting getting back in this routine? Don’t get me wrong. I know that life happens and things need to be changed but I know myself. I know that unless I can manage my day nothing gets done. I won’t write, I won’t exercise and I won’t work. Then I won’t allow myself time to time to think and imagine and be creative.
This past Monday was my first day of the new work schedule. Accountable to only myself, I can see if will be easy to mismanage my time. So, if you get a message from me between 10 am and 5pm EST, do me a favor, tell me to get back to work!!
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man’s genius contracts itself to a very few hours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson