Five Minute Friday: ADAPT

Five Minute Friday

Today’s prompt: ADAPT

Due to a temporary scheduling change at my freelance job, I have adapted to a drastically early wakeup time compared to my usual and (newsflash) I like it!

I do set an excessive amount of alarms, though, to make sure I get out of bed to do this work that I like so early in the morning. The oven clock alarm. About six alarms on my iPhone in five-minute increments. An alarm on the Alarmy app (it’s so cool — check it out!).

The early mornings have changed my nights, though. I think when I look back on this time, I will realize it has all been a part of this season for me. Previously, evening would be when I tried to cram in 7 more hours worth of commitments in about 4 hours worth of time.

Draft a guest post. Cruise social media. Take care of that annoying stack of papers I haven’t yet dealt with. I finally got all my emails cleared out this week, thanks to all the free time that came from losing my 10-hour-per-week part-time gig, so I no longer have to include “try to get Gmail down from 5,000” on this list.

Because we eat relatively late (we just do – after 25 years of marriage, this just isn’t going to change!), by the time we manage to prepare dinner and eat it, it’s time to iron Wayne’s clothes (yes, pin a medal on me for being such an awesome wife) and work my way to bed.

Maybe all those other things I tried to squeeze in over all those other hours in previous years needed to be winnowed down anyway.

Five Minute Friday

Welcome to this week’s Five Minute Friday. Our instructions, via creator Kate Motaung: “Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.” (But I can’t resist spell checking, as you can imagine.)

8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: ADAPT

  1. I think job changes make us adapt more than anything (well, except for a new baby!). Glad it is turning out to be something you like!

  2. I’m going in the opposite direction – I used to get up at O-Dark-Thirty (4:00 a.m.) to go to work. I retired in December, and I’m adapting to “sleeping in” until (gasp!) 6:00!!!

    • Congrats on your retirement!! I have found I can adapt to quite varying changes, but each one takes time to get used to, and then consistency to maintain. Surprisingly, I am really liking this one.

  3. I think a change in routine is helpful to evaluate why we do certain activities. Make us chose them again, rather than (like social media) just default to spending our time that way.
    And you definitely deserve a medal! I’ve not touched my iron since my cousin’s wedding last May!!

    • You are right about having the catalyst to change. And yeah — I wish I was GOOD at ironing — I have a home ec degree after all. But it is just one of those ways I pitch in to the marriage. Beats the three hours he spends mowing.

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