Yesterday I resumed my regular Eastern Time schedule (up @ 4:30 etc) and felt shockingly okay, but this morning I could NOT get up. Thankfully Thursday is a ‘work for myself’ day, and so once I was able to stagger out of bed and drink coffee, I went to my planner to figure out when I could fit in the run that I did not do at my usual time.
My hard landscape commitments:
- Help kids get ready + drive kids to school (leave 7:35, done by 8:10ish)
- 9:30 – 11:00 (including driving) dentist appt (in same direction as school)
- 1:00 – 2:00 BLPA specialty session
- 3:00 – 4:15 podcast interview
- 5:00 – 5:30 BLPA 1:1 sessions
- 6:00 – 7:00 camp webinar for the M-F sleepaway camp A&C are going to
I really had to write that out on a timeline to ‘see’ where I have flexibility today + plan accordingly!
The good news: a run should fit fairly easily between dentist + BLPA, and I am sitting in my parked car doing email catchup + writing this post (Xfinity wifi in the area is actually pretty good and I didn’t realize until recently that these hotspots came with our monthly internet plan!).
The bad news: it will be hot (probably mid-80s) — but oh well.
I do really want to start protecting Thursday mornings going forward as creative production time. That said, I also scheduled Mommy days for 3 Thursdays in late June/early July!
Weekly rhythm, in an ideal world:
M: clinic day
T: AM podcast recording / PM BLPA (or related) + business upkeep stuff or interviews; have all podcasts for the next week submitted for audio editing/processing
W: clinic day
R: AM creative production time (try to protect!) / PM continuation or dealing with loose ends/business stuff
F: clinic day until 1-2p, then intermittent clinical inbox maintenance / plan the next week (in all realms, home / family clinical / pod work)
S: kids with activities / something social or date night in evening (and some chill nights at home with takeout, too!)
S: more family or relaxed stuff / family dinner @ home
I do think these rhythms need to be looked at seasonally! Nothing stays constant except change . . .