The road to establishing a strong basis for personal growth is the creation of a routine.
I know I’ve created these sorts of posts before but at present my ideal routine would look something like this:
- 3AM: Morning jog. Is this safe? Is this realistic? Will it be … gasp, cold? Also, maybe feed the dog.
- 3:30AM: Skip, jump, hop, run my ass into the shower.
- 4:00AM: The hair, the makeup, the clothing.
- 4:45AM: Walk the dog. Try not to feel too guilty about the brevity of his walk if he manages to conduct business. I ain’t got a backyard and that’s not subject to change for a few years. But I do what I can.
- 5:10AM: Morning tea w/ a squeeze of lemon. Skip the coffee, I rarely drink the full cup anyway. Grab breakfast and lunch, as they’re already prepared. No morning scramble. Except a fresh morning egg scramble would be fantastic but unrealistic. I do what I can?
- 5:20AM: In the car. En route to work.
- 6:00AM-2:00PM: Work.
- 3:00PM: Home. Kiss doggy hello. Pray for energy. Change into exercise/home clothes.
- 3:30PM: Meditate for 15 minutes. I can spare the time. Repeat: I can spare the time to stop for 15 minutes. (I’m saying this in my head as nonchalantly as possible while trying to still the anxiety in my beating heart.)
- 4:00PM: Starve for a little while. Mostly because Walk the dog comes back into play here. But for a longer duration. I honestly considered preparing dinner in this time slot but alas, another creature on this here Earth depends on me to be responsible.
- 4:35PM: Healthy dinner. Think ahead to tomorrow’s breakfast and lunch. Prepare extra and/or pack ahead of time.
- 6:00PM: Mentally slap myself awake. Heehee. I mean… prepare to do some evening movement/exercise be it Yoga, Freeletics, Insanity, Barre. And by prepare this may mean driving.
- 6:30-7:30PM: Twerk. Werq? Fun ways to say I’m sweating it off.
- 8:00-9:00PM: Home. “Rinse.” Walk the dog… You see the pattern here?
- 9:00PM: Sweet, beautiful, delicious sleep.
If this seems like time micromanagement… that’s because it is. And if you notice I failed to include TV time, or reading time… you are a keen observer. And I, a sad child. But that’s what weekends are for, right? Also I forgot to include time with family, friends, the love, so… uh… this is super unrealistic. People love to suck up time with hour long phone calls and such. Actually… maybe this is why I constantly see people talking on the phone when they’re walking their dogs… Multi-tasking. That’s a thought.
And speaking of thoughts, this is all wishful thinking. Somehow it’s rather hard to find the energy to do all these things when I’ve been sleeping at 10:00pm and waking up at 3:30am. Sigh…
Daring to dream of perfect days and the perfect life.