Routines and Habits

It’s Monday, which would normally mean getting back to the weekday routine.  But, of course, it’s vacation, so the routine is slightly different.  I admire people who can stick to a routine while on vacation.  I’ve never been able to do that.  Exercise, diet, etc. all seem to go out the window while on vacation.  At least for me, that’s a good thing.  It is good to let certain things go.  I try to establish some kind of routine, so I don’t become totally soft over breaks.

This break, for instance, I’ve tried to walk at same time I would normally during the day.  And I’ve tried to keep up with the cleaning, thanks to my new app.  But otherwise, I’ve let myself sleep in, indulge in some video games and binge watching tv (Alpha House, ftw).

Today, I have to tackle some actual work.  I’m going to check in with my work email, and I have to make a dent in some grading.  So, some routine has to sneak in.  I’m also thinking about routines and habits more generally, and about tweaking my existing ones as part of my New Year’s resolutions.  You’ll hear more about that later.  For now, I’m going to enjoy another week away from routine (mostly).