It might seem to be intuitive, but pleasurable activities need to be a routine for the purpose of developing and to maintain emotional regulation, coping strategies, behavioral attention, and simply: fun, positive experiences.
Worry is a fact of nature. With this entry, I'll share a strategy for establishing and managing that half of the hotspots and worry journaling that I've previously mentioned.
I talk about restructuring my routine based on presences related to time orientation, and I've talked about my realistic routine where everything seems to fall to crap. What I wanted to share is my quick goals for the day
I've decided that, starting tomorrow, I'm going to ease myself back into my new, steady routine. Like many people, once COVID19 occurred, I found myself with more free time than intended. Consequentially, I also wasn't positioned to hang out and enjoy that time. The result was a chaotic mix of constantly changing dates, times, events, inconsistent wake-up times, etc.
There's a tendency for internet influencers to depict the perfect side of a morning routine - a world where children, schedule changes, and inconsistency never exist. So, I wanted to take a moment to share a realistic narrative of my own (realistic) morning routine.
I recently found a document in my digital notebook where I wrote down the ways I wished to simplify my life and reduce external noise. I read a looot of books geared toward minimalism to get here.
I hold no presumption that reading is for everyone, but perhaps you have your own novel activity for decompressing. Insert that activity as your action statement and modify the formula to you.
To answer the question in short, I have time to read because I composed a formula for rehearsing habits that allowed me to 1) reveal the environments suitable for reading 2) become a speed reader 3) and find online lectures to fill the gaps that I had via my readings. Why did that work? Because it was fun.
I didn't think too critically about habits until Matt D'Avella committed to his own "new habit for each month of 2019" challenge. I tried these along with him, and I found myself in agreement that it's more important to figure out which ones hinder or help us. I highly recommend watching this entire video (it's 8 minutes) where he actually discusses basic habits that are utilitarian for most if not all of us.
I keep food honest, simple, and without shame. First, I understand that eating disorder recovery is an extremely personal and delicate process. If this triggers anything at all for any reader, please be warned that I'm talking about how I chose to pattern my eating routine.
The above image is an example of Benjamin Franklin's daily routine. Before I jump into anything, what you want to get out of a day and what you need to get out of a day will vary greatly from person-to-person. So, take it with a grain of salt, because Benny wasn't gearing kids up for school or coming off of a night shift.