Start of a New Routine
This morning was the first morning in two weeks that I have been eager to wake up, get up, and be productive. Some people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder during the cold and dark winter months, but the season that has always caused me the most anxiety is summer.
I am a person who is happy staying busy but anxious when I think of all the things I have to do. I love the structure and routine of the school year, but once I have “nothing” to do, I feel like my whole day is going to waste. I feel chained to my couch watching “Greek” because summer is supposed to be relaxing and carefree. So I sit, and watch, and snack, and feel like the biggest couch
potato cheesy fatty potato casserole. Made with tater tots and not even real potatoes.
That was the venting portion. The real reason I’m writing this is because I need some new structure in my daily schedule. I need to remember that summer is more relaxing for me when I’m being productive. About a year ago I wrote down in my journal things that I need to remember:
wake up early, it makes morning last longer
just be productive!!
I’m happier when things are clean
drink water ALL day EVERY day
exercising makes me feel better
Really, the simplest things… that I already know. I’m leaving for California for a week and starting an internship once I get back, so that should help with the extreme boredom. Basically, I am going to start making myself plan a daily routine each night so I can wake up and have a reason to hop out of bed and be productive. And truly, every day is a new chance to eat healthy, get things done, (clean), and take care of myself… at least during the summer.
And I need coffee. Every day. I forgot to buy almond milk and didn’t have my latte yesterday and that was just a bad time.