Learn In Public Episode #3
I think about routines quite a bit, and change my own constantly.
That continuous fine-tuning is worth it in my opinion, because your daily routines contribute significantly to your physical and emotional energy, two things that you need to be able to share your work with the world.
The past few days I’ve fallen into an unusual routine that has intrigued me – exercising at night, late at night, like midnight.
I fell into the routine because of long work days coupled with the desired to move around at the end of them.
The exercise itself will do my body good and keep me healthier than I would be otherwise.
But here’s the important part:
By planning on exercising at the end of my day, I eat and act healthier during it.
The knowledge of an evening workout (which I’m genuinely excited about because I enjoy running and shooting hoops) makes it easier to stay away from junk food and happy hour (I’ll save the latter for weekends).
What I also found, interestingly, is that I even have extra energy after the workout, more so than the energy I feel after a morning or mid-day workout. That means when I return home from the nearby 24-hour fitness, I eat some food and do a bit more creative work (like, say, editing a blog post) before I go to bed and sleep like a baby.
Who knows how long this late-night exercise routine will stay in place. For now I’m enjoying it as an experiment.
It’s 11:50pm as I write these words. Time to go hit the treadmill.
Question Of The Day
What daily routines keep your day on track?
Let me know with a comment below.
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