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Routine is Helping

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Routine is helping. And getting up earlier would help more.

I can generally be sure of getting three blocks of work done: professional study, French study, and gym (surrogate for climbing hills). Also getting home admin generally fits in. This all worked yesterday when, because of a medical appointment (all is well) and the two hours of associated transportation time, my morning routine was out the window. But focusing on the big blocks meant I had time to get those big things done. Routine is helping. And the important stuff is being addressed first.

Other important stuff? Well I finished watching season six of Game of Thrones last night. Maybe that's not so important, but it's nice to have time in the evening for that. I see the Game of Thrones writers have set up for a major collision of strong characters next season. I'll watch the library or Amazon or something to see when I can watch season seven. Now my entertainment attention will switch to season two of Mr. Robot.

After the televised mayhem I generally begin to wind up for bed around 10PM, turn off the computer around then, brush teeth and such, and then read in bed for a bit, until I can't finish some paragraph, turn off the light, and pretty much go to sleep quickly. In the morning I first am aware I've woken somewhere around 6:15, but often permit myself to sleep further to 6:30 or 6:45. No alarm - just glancing at the clock display. It would be good for my routine of dressing for the day, scanning the news, and maybe doing a crossword puzzle after breakfast, to get up earlier than later. So maybe that's the next effort. Years ago I used to get up at 4:30 so that I could participate in east coast telephone calls from a California location at 6 AM (9 AM for the east coast guys). I think I can get up at 6 again.
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  • LOIS_1950
    I typically wake up between 7 - 7:30....this a.m. it was 6 (thank you charlie horse in calf) and decided to stay up. Clearer mind, good for writing and thought processing.....wishing it wasn't so chilly though
    985 days ago
    Thanks for sharing.Early morning hours are the best🙃
    988 days ago
    Routines are great. I need structure. I love your daily routine!

    988 days ago
    Routines are one of the.biggest helpers in my life
    988 days ago
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