There is something about a routine that allows me to write.
It’s strange; normally I like to claim I avoid a routine or being “normal” as much as possible.
But there is something about a routine that helps. Last year I had a period of time when my day job was truly casual, which meant that I was working anything from 0-5 days per week. That meant I never knew which days I would work or when I could plan to do things. It made me reactionary.
How Routine Helps Me Write
I know I list myself as a “wanna be corporate escapee” and that is true (the timeline is what I am undecided on), but I also like parts of what the routine bring to my life and how they settle my brain.
If I know where I’m going and what I will be doing that day, then I switch off from all “how to get there” and “what to do when I’m there” tasks. It allows my mind to wander. I can flick through the Internet and read blog posts. I get inspiration for blog posts. I write a lot of posts on my phone (including this one). I listen to podcast that spur me to write posts about them. Routine seems to work for me, as much as I don’t want to admit it sometimes.
Does routine help you to be able to write?