I like routines. I like having a structure to my day – especially my morning – and it helps me stop from getting too distracted by everything around me. Not completely but it definitely helps me. I have it written down in my bujo too, each day, and being able to tick each thing off gives me a sense of success. I also find that writing it out each day really solidifies what I’m doing.
I tried using Habitica but remembering to actually log into the website was much harder than having a notebook out on the table all the time.
It’s taken me a while but I’m really pleased with the one I’ve got and it works for me. Of course, some days it doesn’t for various reasons but because I’ve got it all written down, I can always go back to my checklist and see where I am. I’m usually pretty good at figuring out what I’m doing based on clues around me.
Before bed I lay out what clothes I’m going to wear tomorrow, I make sure my phone is charging, my keys etc are on the table (same goes for J’s and S’s) and that I’m in bed with enough time to fall asleep to sleep well.
In the morning, I like to be up and showered before J&S – stops me getting distracted wanting to clean up the bathroom, tidy up after J etc. I dress and take my meds and I’m down in the kitchen and I’ve fed the dog and cats and I’m having breakfast before J&S start getting ready and we’re not all in each others way.
I’d like to try and work in some exercise or some meditation time into the routine but I’m so used to how my mornings go that I don’t want to risk it. I do have ‘go for a walk’ in my afternoon schedule once everything’s done around the house so it’s not like I’m not getting things done.
I like having a routine because starting the day of getting things done kind of sets me up for the rest of the day – like a forward momentum of productivity. If that mkes sense. Maybe to some people doing the same tasks in the same order may seem boring but to me? It’s kind of soothing