I do really well with schedules and routines. Part of it is likely because I’m on the spectrum and have ADHD. I think, though, that part of it too is just a personal preference. Usually I’m really good at setting schedules for myself and my life, but the last 6 months or so I’ve been struggling with it for some reason. I feel like, a lot of this is because there’s so much I want to do these days, and not enough time to do it (or, I don’t have enough energy to do it). I also think that part of the reason why I’m having issues creating schedules for myself is that I’m not confident that I can keep them up, and when I don’t keep up schedules I have created I can have meltdowns, so I’m kind of afraid of setting one, not being able to uphold it, and then melting down. This prevents me from setting too tight of a schedule for myself even though I prefer it. It’s just hard to keep to a schedule when you have all of the health problems that I have though.
I do have a rough schedule for myself, though. I try to do yoga 5 times a week, walk 5 times a week, write in my blog during the week, and work on my books during the week. I also have some set appointments that I’m trying to get used to. So, I have a bit of a schedule for myself, but it’s not as rigid as my exercise schedules used to be when I did the same thing for a particular day of the week every week. I’m finding that with yoga, I don’t do the same ones every week so it’s a bit more fluid. This is both good and bad for me. It’s good in that it keeps me from being so rigid, but bad because the inconsistency creates some anxiety for me. But, I don’t want to just do the same yoga moves over and over again and like to try new videos and classes so I’m trying to be flexible when it comes to my practice, which is hard for me.
My schedule, though, before I started having the memories was so set during the day that even my meals and water breaks were scheduled throughout the day. I scheduled everything for myself and flourished with that for some time. But eventually I found that I needed more flexibility for myself and others. So now I’m trying to allow for change a little more.
Anyways, not having set schedules and routines for me is rough. But I’m trying my best to get through it and to allow for change here and there.
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