Should I stay or should I go?
Muse #170 - the dilemma of the weekend writing routine
I struggled to make time to write today. And after nearly a week of writing these posts before 6 PM in the evening, I am back at it again, burning the evening oil. Which makes me wonder, whether I should write on the weekends or not.
Which leads me to wonder - what is a routine? There are things that I do every day. Like exercise. Eating. Sleeping. And many other things. So, why would not I write every day as I enjoy the process of creating something?
Are routines absolute? They are certainly not. My routines are not time-oriented but goal-oriented. Like I need to exercise in the morning is one of the goals. If the weather is good, I get out on a walk. If it is raining or sometimes I don’t have enough time for a long walk, I switch to my elliptical or my rower to get the same level of cardio in half the time.
My goals are to exercise every day, but I accept it if I do it 4 times a week (that is how my streaks are set up - If I don’t make it an odd day, it doesn’t matter) - similarly for my food intake. Most days I stick to less than my target calories. But, sometimes like yesterday I went way over. Again, the idea is to eat healthy most of the time. And the overarching goal from all this is to “Be Healthy” constituting several aspects of my routine.
So, no, the writing contributes to my thinking. And thinking seems to be good for my well-being. So, I shall endeavor to persist including the weekends. This is one chain that I don’t want to break, whatever it takes.