In good times and bad, you’ve still got to do the dishes.
When things in your life are average or normal, it’s relatively easy to keep up with the routine stuff. Your life is probably better when there’s food in the fridge, when the laundry’s done, when the car has been serviced.
But if things get over-busy or (strangely) if they get over-quiet, it can sometimes be easy to neglect life’s ‘boring-but-essentials’.
I think the trick is to build some sense of routine around these necessities, and I’m afraid I all too often don’t.
I’m regularly heading off to the supermarket at 7pm to get something to eat that same evening, when it would have made infinitely more sense to have stocked up earlier in the week.
If this only ever happened when and if you were crazy-busy it might be understandable, but exactly the same can take place if your mood has taken a dip.
Rather than not having the time, your routines can slip because you simply can’t be bothered.
Why not try to find ways of rewarding yourself for your routines therefore? A system that’s worked for me, for example, is arranging to meet a friend every week immediately after doing a grocery shop.
You both get the benefit of each other’s company.
And you’ll know where your next meal is coming from.