Every night before I go to bed, I reflect on the day that has just been before looking ahead to tomorrow. I then put together a list of tasks, chores and work that I need to try and complete. What isn’t completed that day rolls over to the next day’s list, and it all starts again.
For the majority of the time, I need structure and routine in order to get things done. It’s not very exciting but it does help to keep me focused.
However, every once in a while, I like to break free from schedules and lists, and simply claim back this time as my own. At times like these, I find my creativity soars, inspiration is found everywhere, and a sense of peace prevails.
No deadlines are met, no tasks are ticked off any lists, but I always find I have accomplished much when that night I look back on the day. Furthermore, I find that spells like this, although could never become the norm for me as they would probably lose their potency, serve to centre me. And when things do go back to normal, I work with a renewed sense of energy and determination.