I am not a creature of habit, despite my enormous continuous effort to be one. I’ll come up with a system/schedule to get in all the things I care about in the day such as keeping the house clean, taking care of pets, scripture study, language study, crocheting, ect. I’ll be FANTASTIC for sometimes up to a week. I feel energetic. Things get done. I find I have more time in a day than I would have believed.
And then… A disruption to my schedule. Sometimes they’re really small like a short illness or a really good book that I can’t put down. Other times they’re bigger, like a bad attitude that lasts 3-4 days and I do nothing but sit on the couch and the bare minimums. At times, they’re inevitable, like a spouse who wants to show me something when I’m “in my zone” and by the time he’s done showing me whatever it was (a new frog he wants to get, a book he got from the library, his progress in the newest tank he’s building, ect) I’m out of the zone and usually can’t seem to get back in. All it takes is one day, and sometimes just one moment, away from whichever system/schedule I’m using at the moment and POOF! It’s history. My ADHD wins the battle and the focus just isn’t there.
I’ve been without a successful system for about 2 weeks now and feel like I’m in a rut. More often than not these past couple weeks, all I’ve wanted to do is crash on the couch when I get home. Poor Xan hasn’t had very good cooking recently because once I sit down… I’m done. I can’t seem to find the motivation to get back up to do more than make the simplest meal possible.
Does anyone have any advice for building habits to the world’s worst habit keeper to help get me out of my rut?