Sunday, March 15, 2020

Routineless with Too Much Time

March 15, 2020

I have gotten so off my routine being on Spring Break. I'm sleeping longer and staying up later. I love having a break from school. It is very much needed, and it is completely well-deserved. But, I was actually looking forward to starting back on Monday, March 16, because I keep a specific routine during most of the school year. Being on break makes it too easy to get off a routine, and now I have a longer break. I guess it's time for some new routines.

3:45am - wake up, Spanish Lesson, Bible Reading and Prayer

4:45am - get ready / leave for CG or YMCA (?)

6:15am - return home to prepare breakfast and eat

This is actually part of my normal morning routine.

I tried writing out a schedule/routine for rest of the day. I got up to about 9:00am. Then, I quit and erased it. I got overwhelmed.

It is so hard to plan an entire day that is usually filled with constants, sureties, and normalcy.

What am I supposed to do with all this time?


  1. Oh my goodness, I cannot imagine getting up at 3:45! Our spring break is this week, so I was expecting to have the normalcy of a normal break. After that is when I think this will really set in. Like you said, what am I supposed to do with all this time?

  2. I am going to need to schedule my time as well. I need to make sure I schedule reading and exercise every day or I will just get sucked into tv and social media.

  3. I'm afraid of my gym now! Trying to exercise at home. I have been such a blob, and it's only been three days. I can SO relate to your words - it is so hard to plan an entire day...
    but we writers, we MUST document what we are doing with these days!! Thank you for this! I admire your work ethic.

  4. Maybe we will all learn how to live life a little slower. I am going to work on my schedule as soon as I finish responding tonight. Not sure how successful I will be.

  5. We all have the gift of time. Something many of wish we had more of...let's see it as an opportunity to seize thoughts and make plans! You will be able to fill your days with whatever comes your way!

  6. Reading your slice has reminded me to create a schedule for my time at home. Thank you, I hope you plan to rest and relax somewhere during your day.

  7. Maybe this can be a time to exercise living without a rigid plan. We have some rough routines in place so far... but are open to adjustments. See what happens!

  8. I'm worried about this, too. My not-normal-new-normal starts in earnest tomorrow. I have a plan for what I think I'll do with my days, but ... I also have doubt. Good luck to us all!