Its Day 17 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I came up with this topic when I spent half the day thinking it was Friday. Fortunately I’m only one day out, it is Thursday.
Maybe I was off track because of the holiday Monday, although I expect that would have made me think it was Wednesday instead.
More likely it is that I am still adjusting to working full time and trying to find my new routine, to match my new work schedule.
And being out of routine is really knocking me around. I am getting home at dinner time and being really tired whilst organising dinner. Then I wake up again until much later and collapse into bed – but at least I’m ready to sleep.
And that’s apart from regularly forgetting which day it is. When I worked part-time it was much easier to tell the days apart, because of the greater variance in what I did. There were work days and there were home/other business days. Now there are mainly work days, which sometimes feel like they are running one into the other.
I remember when I first started working as a librarian all those decades ago, it took me four weeks to settle into my new routine. I am all those decades older and its already been four weeks, so accounting for older age and more adjustments with family etc, I reckon I’ll need a few more weeks before I am ‘in the groove’.
It would give me some encouragement if you could share how your changed routines affected you and how long it took you to adapt. I know I’m not alone in this sort of experience, but its nice to see real life examples of that.