Confession time again. I am terrible at keeping schedules and routines. Really.
The fact I have stuck to going to the gym for a couple times a week is amazing. But starting this week, I am going to take it a step further. I joined the local Y in addition to the gym I’ve been going to for a couple of years. Yeah. It’s silly but the local Y has classes and a pool, more specifically yoga classes. Trying to step it up and get back to doing yoga (I did it about five years ago and it calmed my anxious ass down) and swimming. I used to be good at swimming growing up, never running. But the yoga class and when I usually go to the gym has an hour in between with which I plan to go to Starbucks, have a quick cup of coffee, and have a mini writing session before going to the gym.
I am a bit old fashioned. I still carry a notebook and pens with me wherever I go. I always have.
But another thing I have started doing in the evenings, trying to make it a part of my routine, is writing a little at night, either when I am off or come home from work. I used to do that a lot a few years back before everything became complicated. I enjoyed it. I relished in it. And five years later, I am finding great joy in it again.
So if I scribble in my notebook or peck away at my laptop, working on my novel, stories, fanfic, or an article for somewhere, at least I am writing. That’s the first step.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain