Fell out of routine and missed a post yesterday, but I’m back at it swinging today. The older I get, the more I find that routine is incredibly important but also really difficult to establish with my ADHD. I feel better when I have routine, but I also fight really hard against creating it. I do something or a series of something’s for a day or two and then peter out because I would rather read a book or watch Netflix. It’s exasperating.
That’s another reason I’m forcing myself to sit down and write this damn blog. I wore the same dress every day for 100 days to simplify my life and prove to myself that I in fact could do something I put my mind to and now I’m applying that same sense of single minded focus to writing. The dress taught me that I need a lot less in my life than I previously thought and took the decision fatigue out of getting dressed in the morning. Writing is cathartic. Getting my thoughts out helps me process. I highly recommend it (even if you don’t post it on the internet).
You don’t have to write something prolific everyday - today’s post is a glaring example. Just sit down and put your thoughts on paper (or Google doc). No quota, no criteria, no judgment. Hell, you don’t even have to write complete sentences. Grab a notebook and just free write what’s in your head for 10 minutes everyday. You might be surprised at what comes out.
Creating my own sunshine 🌞