Category: routine

Week 6/2023: Beginnings

Week of 6 February 2023 The 2023 school year begins This week Kramstable started his first year of college; the first year of his final phase of school life. My school experience has changed a lot since Kramstable started kinder in 2011. Primary school was eight very long years,...

Week 5/2023: Atomic habits

Week of 30 January 2023 Putting things in place I had only two days of work this week before having a week off for the last week of school holidays. It’s weird, knowing that there’s only one more year that January will be school holidays. Time off has given...

Week 52/2022: It’s not the end

Week 52/2022: Week of 26 December 2022 It’s not the end I’m one of those lucky people for whom the end of the year is an enforced shutdown. My favourite thing to do during this week is to not do anything and not go anywhere. And that is precisely...

Week 47/2022: Moving again

Week of 21 November 2022 Move by 3 p.m. Getting back to posts about Laura Vanderkam’s book Tranquility by Tuesday, chapter 3 is called Move by 3 p.m. (Yes, I’ve skipped chapter 2. Because it’s complicated!) If you’re super observant, you might have noticed one of the habits I’ve...

Week 46/2022: A painful week

Week of 14 November 2022 A painful week So, what would be the next fun thing that might happen after a couple of weeks of feeling flat, uninspired and unmotivated? Oh, yes! My back could give out on me. Which is, of course, exactly what happened on Monday morning...

Week 41/2022: Doing the morning ritual

Week of 10 October 2022 Doing the morning ritual Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reading Laura Vanderkam’s book Tranquility by Tuesday.  This week I started thinking about rebuilding my morning ritual as Laura suggests in the first chapter. It’s the logical extension of going to bed...

Week 40/2022: Building a morning ritual

Week of 3 October 2022 Building a morning ritual Following Sunday’s post about changing up my bedtime, as prompted by Chapter 1 of Laura Vanderkam’s new book Tranquility by Tuesday, I’ve been looking at the bonus section of the chapter, which suggests putting together a morning routine. Of all...

Giving myself a bedtime

Giving myself a bedtime A lesson from Tranquility by Tuesday Late last week I read about Laura Vanderkam’s new book Tranquility by Tuesday, which is subtitled 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters. I took one look at what the book was about and...

Week 38/2022: Writing a bit more

Week of 19 September 2022 Writing a bit more I did some writing this week. My goal was to complete each day’s writing task in the Creative Writing Bootcamp on the actual day of the task. That didn’t quite go according to plan. Well, one of the day’s tasks...