For the last two years, I have scheduled nearly every hour of every day.
To some, this might sound robotic and insane. To me, it has provided a structure that allows me to get everything done that’s important to me.
I’ve been pretty sick the past few days, so I’ve said fuck it to my usual scheduling routine.
At first, this made me feel insecure and uneasy. The uncertainty of how I would spend my time was not fun.
Then, when I didn’t die, I realized everything would be okay.
When I recover, I’ll continue with my normal system. But this is teaching me the value of unstructured days off. It’s actually more fun to get things done on free days—because I don’t have to do anything. Everything I do is simply because I want to.