There is nothing like routine to pull me out of a funk.
My two subscribers will notice that my last few posts have been less cheerful than usual. It is quite challenging to stumble across an interesting person/story/idea/event randomly in my town. We have a lot of same-old same-old, and very little hustle.
Routine needs little to no thinking, but simply mechanical action. To pull myself out of this funk, I have decided that every Tuesday is going to be Administrative Day. This is the day I process all the paper mails that I receive. Here is the process:
Step 1: Use the fancy hand-carved letter opener to open mail
Step 2: Read and take action
Step 3: Scan items I want to save, then shred
Step 4: Shred and dispose items I don't want to save
Step 5: Remember to do this again next Tuesday
It is busy-work I know but I need to do it. I maintain my work and personal email each at inbox-zero but I am really bad at processing paper mail.
I also need to get out of this funk. Something repetitive seems as good an idea as any.
I really love stumbling upon interesting people/stories/ideas/events. I hope this busy work does not become a permenant substitute.
Because I am afraid it might become a substitute.
In fact, it probably already is.