#MondayMusings : The (im)perfect routine
Mondays are definitely not my favourite days. Every Sunday night while I struggle to get some sleep, the thought of all the things that I’ve to do in the week that’s coming keeps me awake. To create order amidst the chaos of a Monday morning, I decide to have some sort of a schedule or a routine! I’m always bombarded with articles that stress on the importance of a morning routine or a night routine. There is a routine to be more productive and then there are skin care routines, routines for good health and the list seems to be endless. I too have a daily routine that works and also doesn’t! More specifically, I decide to have a Sunday evening routine to prepare myself for the Monday that awaits me.
There are clothes to be selected for the week. The selected clothes are to be ironed. All this to save all the time that I waste in the morning looking for clothes to wear. In the end, I do have a set of clothes neatly pressed. Phew! One thing less to be worried about! But do you know what happened?
I open the cupboard or rather my trolley bag that contains all my clothes, and then its so hard to pick what to wear for the week. If it was in the morning and I was in a rush, I’d have picked up what I first laid my hands on without analyzing, but now since I tell myself that it is only Sunday evening, I take all the time in the world. Confusion takes over and by the time I’m done, its already late!
Next on the list is the post that I wanted to write. Since I used (rather wasted) a lot of time to get the clothes for the week sorted, I don’t have much time to write. I begin with an idea for a post that seems great. But when I begin to type it out, words fail me and I can barely write. After scratching my head for long, thinking what to write, an idea strikes me and I begin to type. What I do not realize is that its past midnight, way past my scheduled bed time! There were few more things to do but those will remain as just that – things to do!
I only realized how late it was, when my laptop crashed and I frantically tried to recover what was lost! The laptop fails to respond and so all my struggle to write something all this while seems to have gone in vain!
I give up and I almost cry! Off to bed I go, but sleep eludes me as I think of the time lost, the post not posted and now not written and then the reading that I wanted to do before bed time, the plan to paint my nails a nice color. I try to push those thoughts aside and close my eyes to get some sleep. But sleep is distant!
I wake up to a cacophony of endless alarms unable to get up because all I need is sleep. I go back to sleep again only to wake up late!
Then begins the usual running around because I’m late and yeah its Monday! So much for a routine!
P.S. : True story.
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