Stuck in my teens
Resetting to reality
I have been pondering about my challenges in maintaining a routine and I realized something finally. I was going about restructuring my life as if I were a teenager. Perhaps like a 17-year-old. And in many ways I am.
There are valuable things that I would love to continue to be like a 17-year-old. My deep curiosity for several things. My insatiable appetite to learn (in narrow areas). Being a tech geek. Applying my innate curiosity to ponder and learn different things more deeply than many others - technology, travel, finance and banking, airlines, cars, Formula 1 racing. My obsession with books (as a teenager it was fiction, now it has been non-fiction for the last 15 years)
However, while the mind wants the body is weak. The same energy that the brain (mind?) exhibits, the body doesn’t. The energy for long nights or even evenings. The ability to get up early and pump the activity like exercise and walks (not in the same quantum anyway), go at things without a pause - especially physical things, the need for more sleep than before, etc., etc., etc.
So it is going back to the drawing board on how can one do the best within the constraints of who one is and the answers are different from a forced routine that is incognizant of such constraints. And such routine is more a smart routine than a do-it-all routine. Hopefully, some wisdom utilized at last.