Routine? What Routine?


Okay. So I’m a part of a 15 day blogging challenge. This will be very good for me because I struggle to post often on my blog. Mainly because life demands so much from me, a condition that will change one day. 

I was challenged to answer this question: What is your daily success plan?

Gulp. Really? There is such a thing? Lol! I scratched my head over it for a few minutes before coming to the conclusion that when I had some semblance of a plan, I failed miserably and it took me the better part of s year to recover. See, I’m the type of person that works hard for what I want but I end up going in too many directions. I just love doing different things. When I put myself on a schedule, when I get behind I feel disappointed in myself and that leads to “I can’t do this” kind of stuff. I need to get over it. I WILL get over it!

As of today, my success plan looks like this:

5:15am: alarm goes off to get ready for work M-Th. Friday and Saturday I forget the alarm and allow my body to rest. Sunday is the day of rest.

5:30am: shower for work and scrub the sleep from my eyes. I do use a facial cleanser with peppermint in it to wake me up!!

6:15am: grab a piece of fruit and any leftovers from dinner for lunch. I gather my vitamins for the day.

6:25am: I race out the door for work, muttering a prayer that traffic cooperates for my 30 minute commute. 

6:30am: I start reciting my affirmations for the duration of my commute, expressing gratitude at ever stop light along the way.

7:00am-12:30pm: I work hard for the chiropractor I assist for and give love and support to them. They love our clinic!

12:30-1:45pm: I break for lunch and spend some time alone where I surf my social media.

1:45pm-5 or 6:00pm: I finish my workday and head home.

5 or 6:00pm-6 or 7:00pm: again, I recite affirmations and express gratitude. But sometimes, I talk through the next scenes of my books. The characters just speak to me. 

7:00pm-8:00pm: I get dinner prepared for my family and served.

8:00pm: I finally get to sit down and do what I want! This is usually where I work on behind the scenes work like bookmarks, book signings, emails, and publishing. 

9:00pm: I do a quick ab workout and yoga. Love my yoga.

10:00pm: I get in a meditation that helps my mind relax and open to new possibilities.

10:30: I set my clothes out for work and slip into bed where I put on another meditation that helps me sleep well. I offer a prayer before I press play. 

And then the next day starts all over. You can see that I struggle to find any time to fulfill my dreams. But I do find the time. It’s just a little slower than I’d like. 

On my days off, I’m generally flooded with a “to-do” list of projects, school work, and grocery store shopping that includes the making of a menu. I feel like I blink and they are over. I miss the traveling we used to do and I miss the freedom I used to have working part time. But the day is coming where it won’t be just a dream any longer. That thought alone is what motivates me to get up each day.

My daily success plan is a little inverted. But it’s what works for me. My one post on Mondays is my attempt and staying present and active in the blogging community. I’m thankful Jeriann challenged me to focus on that one task each week. For the most part, I can handle it. Lol! So for these 15 days, I will be using my lunch hour to post and perhaps I will find that little gold nugget of inspiration to continue on in the same fashion. 

If you made it this far in my rambling post, congrats! I appreciate you reading! I always do. I do think my series is far more interesting than my daily routine so click over to my Noble Courage page and link up to book one!

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