Developing a Routine
My primary doctor has charged me with developing a routine. I am not a fan of routines as I feel that it ruins the variety of life. But for the sake of wanting to have children, they would need a routine that (I guess) I’d try to gently nudge them into. (When do children ever easily comply with routines?)
The other reason I need to develop a routine is that it would help to regulate my sleep, chronic mono, and bipolar disorder. So here’s my tentative plan for 2013:
- Go to bed at midnight
- Get up at 7 am
- Drink coffee first thing in the morning
- Take my Virastop, Prozac, and iron pill
- Do devotions
- Bible reading
- Write blog posts (shoot for a minimum of 300 words)
- Exercise at the gym for 15–30 minutes
- Read 10 pages in a book
- Do the laundry
- Brainstorm story ideas
Both Michael Hyatt and Steve Pavlina have good tips on attempting to become a morning person. Steve Pavlina’s post has helped me in the past to consistently wake up at 5:30 in the morning. (I also had help from Lamictal, which somehow managed to regulate my circadian rhythm.) I hope that I can once again recapture the former glory I once had.
I’m having trouble meeting my 300-word minimum requirement so I’ll just end my post here.