Clearly, with the gap in time since my last post , getting back into daily routines isn't just a matter of jumping back in and doing what you used to do before other events disrupted the routine. It takes some conscious effort in the form of planning. So I have done that. I have taken the time (after feeling the disappointment of not being able to "just do it") to thoughtfully create a new routine - just like I help parents and families to do! Hah!
So here goes "day 1" of the new routine.
Using the a self-management approach where I set a goal (writing a blog post every day), identify a plan (to write in the morning with my morning tea), give it a try (actually try writing a blog post while sipping my morning tea), and when I'm done, consider, "How did it go?" If it goes well, I'll stick with the plan and do it again tomorrow. If it doesn't, I'll adjust the plan and see what I can do to improve.
This approach - this way of thinking - can apply to just about every problem you want to solve, so long as you can remember to "S.I.G.H."
- Set a goal - something you want to be able to do
- Identify a strategy - something to get you closer to your goal
- Give it a try - actually try your strategy
- How did it go? - actually do this and use the information to adjust either your goal or your plan...or you won't get much further towards your goal.
I guess I'm giving my own advice a try this time. We'll see how this goes!