If you thought my fake routine was awesome, just wait.
So surprise! I don’t actually have a superhuman routine. I don’t wake up at five in the morning, and I certainly don’t have daily prayer sessions with the cat. Let’s go through how my day’s actually run:
I wake up some time in the morning, hopefully.
So my roommate and I have a goal to start waking up at six every morning so we can hit the gym before our days start. Some days we’re successful at this, other days (like today) we fail. Though I generally experience the same feeling whenever I wake up, and trust me, it’s not happiness.
Mornings make Johnson a grumpy Johnson.
When I wake up I check my phone a little bit, hoping that my loathing of the morning goes away; it never does. I generally crawl either to the shower or to the car to go to the gym. That’s the thing about my actual routine: I certainly don’t do the same thing every day, but I have things that I do.
I go to the gym.
I hate the gym, but I always feel better after I go. Does this mean that I secretly don’t hate the gym, and see it as the anti-hero of my life? A necessary struggle in order to achieve something? No, I think the gym is the devil, and would actually prefer to never go to it again.
I just don’t want to get fat.
I go to Starbucks.
There are people I know that adore Starbucks. I don’t, but there’s one thing that I do appreciate about it; it’s insanely convenient. There’s practically a Starbucks around every block in Tulsa. In terms of coffee and experience there’s way better coffee shops downtown, but that’s not what I’m going to Starbucks for. I’m going there to get a shot of energy injected in my heart Pulp Fiction style so I can get some semblance of work done. I’m not going because I like it.
I work (Or more precisely, I don’t work.)
I know in my blog yesterday I said that at a certain time every day I go to work. That was a lie. I don’t go to work, because I don’t have a job. I just moved to Tulsa a little over a month ago. I had a specific restaurant I wanted to work at, and they took their sweet time getting back to me. Plus I wasn’t really in a rush to get a job. I’ve been travelling a lot and hanging with friends. I’ve been slacking off for a month straight. It’s wonderful.
Tomorrow I actually start my job. So even though it’s not part of my routine right now, it will be shortly.
I do school.
I’m in online school right now. I also consider it to be a waste of time. I’m starting to think that if I ever do go back to school to get a degree, I’m going to go to a physical school rather than do online school. I’m sick of doing discussion boards on pointless topics, and never learning anything practical. Ah, well, I still hope to get an A.
Isn’t that silly?
I will not be registering for classes next semester, though, because I’m going to focus on writing and growing the blog.
Momblogging is the next big thing.
So what makes a good routine, good?
Even though my routine is pretty messed up, I think we can all afford to have a messed up routine. Life is fun, and you shouldn’t kick yourself too much because you woke up at seven when you were supposed to wake up at five. Forcing yourself onto a strict schedule takes a lot of the fun and spontaneity out of life. I understand that discipline is hugely important for success and general life fulfillment, but that doesn’t mean that you run your life like a socialist empire (meaning, you work all day and never have fun. Also, you starve and have no money. Occasionally genocide works it’s way in too).
I like to think of routine as a list of tasks that you do every day. You commit to doing them before hand, and you always follow through the best you can. Your routine is probably a bit like mine: Gym, work, social-life, spiritual fulfillment, and self-improvement. It’s important that you cross off these tasks every day, because without them you aren’t living, you’re just shuffling along.
I actually really like my routine. There’s always room for improvement, but I’m going places. Routine is a tool that propels you forward in your day.
You may not be a super human, but you got this!