Last week I added “read a book for pleasure” to my morning routine. It’s been great. Back in the day, I always had a book in my hand or in my pack. When we moved to Brisbane, my big challenge was to cull my books to the point that they’d fit on one (ONE!) bookcase. It was hard, but not only did I manage to do it, I’ve got most of one shelf free, ready for more books. In addition to “real” books my iPad holds a library of several hundred iBooks. And I’ve got a Kindle as well. But the thing is, while I’m still buying books, but not necessarily reading them. I still spend hours a day reading, but for the last few years, it’s been much more likely to be online articles and social media posts instead of books. And I miss the books. So much. And it’s not like I don’t have the time. I just have to make the time. So I have.
And this week, I’m adding “write a blog post” to the routine. When I started this blog, I wanted to be about more than my weekly weigh-ins, and yet I can see that that’s where it’s headed. I want to write more here because I think it will help me feel more motivated and accountable. I want to write more here because I want to build a better, more productive daily routine. I want to write more here because I hope it might help other people who’re trying to lose large amounts of weight. Every day I see or think of things I want to blog about, but more often than not, I get to the end of the day to find that I haven’t made the time to get it done. So now I have.