Since the dearly beloved went back to work, I’ve enjoyed “reclaiming the house” (so to speak), having my own space, etc. However, I haven’t been as productive as I would have liked.
Well, actually, that’s not exactly true: in some ways, I’ve been very productive – for example, writing – but other, less alluring, tasks have fallen by the wayside. Today is the day I am going to structure my time and get some overdue jobs completed.
I am not going to aim too high. I am not going to aim too high! Sorry, I had to type that twice, because my usual and less healthy way of operating would be to charge like a wounded bull and try to cram too much into one day, before collapsing in a heap. Instead, I’m going to map out my time today, realistically allocating tasks for each hour, including rest breaks. *yawn* It all sounds quite dreary, really – and I hate sticking to schedules! I think I’m something of an anarchist at heart. I rebel against even my own structures!
Does structure play a role in your mental health? It does for me – so long as “structure” can be loosely defined to include “the power to break the rules” 🙂 Today, however, I’m going to write the rules, and then play by them.
We’ll see how it goes …