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Fortifying Friday - Routine

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I've been struggling with routine for a while now and I think I've actually been fighting the routine that is ingrained in me from nearly two decades of traditional work. One would think I would be quicker at getting my writing projects done given the extra time I have during the day, but something in me says writing is to be done in the evening or on the weekend.

Most of my jobs have been the 9-5 variety, so I think I'm fighting to change my routine to one that is mostly writing during the normal-for-me workday hours. Some days I can write just fine and others it's like all my other tasks are coming first. Maybe I need to have one day of the week where I get errands and such done while things are open. That should probably be neither Monday nor Friday as there are many holiday Mondays and people are less attentive on Friday. Maybe Wednesday should be the errand day.

The week that the time change happens in is always the most screwed up for me. My brain and body are off kilter. Hopefully, next week is better in terms of productivity.

I suppose it IS March break for many, so maybe I shouldn't feel bad for taking some time to relax. Over the past few years I've taken vacation days, but they haven't really been time off. They have been used for attending writing conferences, martial arts seminars, home improvements, or some other career related thing. I haven't had a day where I just game all day or just read all day in a very long time. And I think we all need those days.

Especially those of us with anxiety whose minds are constantly running. We need to engage with something that forces our minds to shut up about all the things we CAN'T do anything about, so our subconscious can work on the things we CAN do something about.

Something I'm trying to figure out is how to finish my homemade soft guitar case. It's the piece that involves the zipper that currently has me scared. I have the top and bottom complete. I basically laid my guitar out and made a pattern then transferred that six times to make the outer durable side and the inner soft liner, as well as, the quilty fluff part that is the sandwich meat. The side is mostly done except for the piece that goes near the bottom for the zipper. Also, I'll need to make a strap. Maybe I should affix the strap before connecting the side to either the top or bottom.

Yes, I sew much like how I write. It's *somewhat* planned but mostly pantsed...

Sewing will become a regular part of my routine soon. More on that another day.

Anyway, I have a story to edit and a whole lot of other things to do.

Happy St. Paddy's Day for those who are celebrating. I'm Scottish so I prefer Robbie Burns Day ;)

Have a fantastic weekend!

Salut,
R~

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