What change can I make today?
Well this answer is easy for me today. I need a “new-new” routine. For the last 5 years, my routine consisted of me waking up every morning at 5 a.m. I would then give thanks for the day, set an intention, and by 5:30, I was doing some form of exercising. Since I prepped breakfast and lunch the night (or nights, I love leftovers) before, I used the 6-7 a.m. hour to get dressed for work. Then it was the 8 hours of being at my desk at work. Spend 45 minutes getting home sans traffic, rinse and repeat.
Now that I got laid off, I need a new routine because right now I don’t really have one. I wake up whenever I feel like it, run the errands that I feel like, revel in daytime naps, and watch marathons in between searching for employment or going on interviews. If I can be honest, a lot of what I couldn’t stand about my job, I have the freedom to do now, but I have to get serious. I have to get a plan into place and create a new “new” routine. What will it be? I don’t know, but what I do know is that I’m a morning person who can’t stay asleep past 7 a.m. My day should start then. Still keeping in line with how my mornings used to go, when it comes down to my old commute and things to do at work, that can be fixed. I can squeeze time to have a nap if I choose. Maybe carve an hour or two just for some fun. Maybe switch up where I look for a job. Have lunch at a cafe. I’m setting the stage here for how I want my life to go. My routine should reflect that.