Finding a Routine.

Everyone should know by now that I have OCD. If you don’t know that already, now you know. 

While there are several things that I obsess about, routines are probably the most important ones to me. I’ve always been a stickler for routines; making sure I have lists of what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and what I want to do. I plan everything out. Even my nights are planned in advance.

What I assign as an activity each night changes with time as my interests change. I thought you might be interested to know more about my current routine.

Monday night: homemade pizza night. It’s exactly what it sounds like.

Tuesday night: board game night. New game every week. One week it was Uno. Last week, Candy Land. Next week? Battle Ship or Sorry.

Wednesday night: video game night. I usually play my Xbox on the designated video game night, but we broke out the Game Cube this week and played “Mario Kart Double Dash” and “Super Smash Bros”.

Thursday night: movie night. Depending on what I want to see, this could be the night I go to the movies or maybe just watch a movie on Netflix.

Friday night: anything can happen Friday. This is the free-for-all night of the week. I could read for 5 hours, catch up on my shows, or do what we did last week: have breakfast for dinner.

Saturday night: date night. Again, this is a day we can do anything we want really. Last week we played outside and then got sushi and ice cream.

Sunday: reset Sunday. Sundays are my day to get back on track, get the house clean, do laundry, and catch up on things that I’ve been putting off. This is probably my favorite day of the week because I get a lot of stuff done while trying to get excited for the week ahead.

So I bet you’re wondering what happens when I have to work or something comes up to mess up these routines.

A year ago, if that would have happened, I would have fallen into a major panic attack. Now, thanks to being properly medicated and consciously trying to “go with the flow”, I’ve made great strides in accepting I can’t always do what I plan. 

I don’t know how long this routine will last, but for now, it’s perfect.

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