My routines have been all over the place as you can see by the lack of posting.
Over the last few week a lot has changed, I moved out of a big city into a smaller town, my commute increased from barely 30 minutes by bike to 50 minutes in a bus.
A lot of new household stuff has been added to my task list which required me to re consider preferred tools.
So I’m kind of in the square one where I’m building up my routines. As I enjoy writing for this site I want make sure that I still have the time for it, that I continue to read and learn and write here on regular basis. Longer commute definitely helps with that.
The first thing I’m noticing is routines build on each other especially in settings where time or settings are limiting. Even though my goal is to get back to regular writing isn’t the place I needed to start. First thing to be re-adjusted was the energy level.
What I start to see that in this new environment a the key to good energy levels is exercise. Bus rides in a bus full of people with little to no fresh air are huge drain. An easy solution to that is a short and brisk walk or couple minutes of body weight exercised. It’s not about dripping sweat and losing breath. 20 min of either will kick start the internal engine and get back on the right track.
For me this is a fairly recently discovery as before all that sorted itself out during my bike commute. Now I need to be more conscious about the exercise routines.
Once I get that on autopilot I will be able to focus on establishing writing routine.
Some of you will wonder if I’m using any crazy techniques to make sure I get that exercise in but I don’t really. I have reminder going off every day to ping me about the workout but that’s it.