Well, another weekend has come and gone, and a new week is starting. I’d like to thank each and every one of you who commented on last Wednesday’s post about my taking a few days for myself. I love this site, so it felt strange to stray from my regular posting schedule. But I needed that break. I really appreciated all of your comments supporting my decision to take a long weekend.
I once heard someone say that “a routine is the enemy of time.” That line struck me. I thought, “Yes. Time passes in the blink of an eye because of my routine.” Perhaps having no routine keeps you in the present moment — constantly engaged and with a sense of wanderlust. But what I’ve found from my time as a blogger — with whatever routine I set for myself — is the precise opposite of the quotation. The absence of a routine is the enemy of time…at least for me. It has tested my discipline, my passion, and my focus. Sometimes one or all three of those things have been lost. My long weekend taught me that without structure, the days tend to blend together with little to separate one from the next. My break also showed me that I crave a routine. For the last few months my routine has been the same: wake up, read lots of blogs, respond to comments, post on social media, and write. Did you notice anything missing from that routine? Like lunch, a walk in the park, time for myself?
Some time away gave me a bit of perspective — I am someone who needs a routine. And not just any old routine, but one that evolves and changes — one that is filled with little things to look forward to. Last week I began meditating, and while I’m only six days in, it is something I plan on incorporating into my daily routine this month. When it comes down to it, a routine is your friend, your stability, your blueprint for activities and goals.
I didn’t plan on using this break for soul-searching, but that’s exactly how it played out. I’m excited to embark on a new routine, embrace the beautiful spring days ahead, and continue to create fun content for you all!
How was your weekend? Did you learn anything new about yourself?