Over the past few months, I’ve been finding myself as lost and disorganized with my tasks and thoughts. I think it’s a product of COVID, where I no longer have a semblance of a schedule or obligations except to go to work and then back home. My hobbies have sort of withered away and I find myself in a cycle of waking up, commuting, working, sleeping and repeating. I don’t feel particularly bad about it, but I do feel numb and indifferent. Which is much worse.

To combat this, Tiffany bought me a book – The Daily Routine Journal. Aesthetically, I’m a big fan of it. It has a minimalist design with a textured front and back cover. The pages themselves are designed well to encourage you to outline your day. Most importantly, at least to me, it doesn’t leave a lot of space for writing. You write only important bullets. Write down enough to remind yourself about your goals and keep to them. And it’s been a big help.

I’ve had it for a few weeks and like every other New Year’s gift/resolution, I’ve slipped away from using it. But the ideas are still strong with me. Every morning I think about my day, where I have to be and what I have to do. Every night, I recap about what I have done, what I could have done differently, and outline what I need to do tomorrow.

As an aside, if you’re a stationary fan like I am, I’ve discovered the Pilot Juice Up 04 pen, and it’s borderline life changing. Highly recommended.

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