Picking up a thread from last week — multiple threads, actually. The routine is the only way for this to work for me. There are people who can live tremendously flexible lives and still get exercise in, eat right, etc. I’ve met them! Conferences and work trips and such from the old job. They’ve got this innate dedication that helps them prioritize the Right Things regardless of time-and-place curveballs.
I do not have that.
The pattern for me is “get on the routine, everything works great, then stop, and when you get back on the routine, it has all gone to hell,which is… it is what it is, I guess. I have lots of gifts, so I’m not going to get hung up on the lack of that one.
I think the reason I get so intellectually attracted to the ‘simplicity’ narratives that you see in Drug Nightmare documentaries, monks, samurai, etc., is that routine is pretty baked into those things. Oddly enough the military has no pull for me, probably because I like the idea of routine but I really don’t like being told what to do or think.
Back on the routine, obviously, and yo’ing back down the bad side of the yo…