So the writing prompt for today at NaBloPoMo is 'Tell us about your morning routine'.
Since I liked the prompt, thought I would follow it. They have different prompts every day--but you can follow them only if you want--else you are free to write anything, as long as you post every day.
So--to answer the prompt--If I were to be totally honest, I detest routines. Detest, abhor, dislike,loathe. I think routine is anathema to creativity. Or at least that is my excuse---and i can get away with it as I would like to believe I am fairly creative :)
But one thing that I do try and follow is my yoga. I start the day with Ashtanga yoga about which I have blogged before.
After that, I read the newspaper on some days and on some days I simply don't. I organise/cook breakfast (almost always traditional south Indian) and spend some time in my organic terrace garden.
Then I write for a bit---then I hit the gym.
On the days that I don't do yoga in the morning, I walk for about an hour. On some days I do yoga in the afternoon. Sometimes I have deadlines that I have to meet for my newspaper column. On some days, there is some brilliant idea that strikes me and I sit down to write it. Some days, I just waste time on Facebook, accepting friend requests from people I don't even know.
Some days I wallow in self pity and feel sorry for myself. Some days I revel in the praise that readers send.
Today I got a particularly sweet poem from a reader..It made my day! But on some days, the very same gushing praise would annoy me and I would ask Satish why in the world do people act like I am something special and why do they gush like this? ( He is used to my ways by now .)
On some days, I would decide to watch a movie in the morning because I felt like it. On some days I would just read a book as it was too engrossing to put away.
Each day is different for me.
What about you? Do you like routine and order? Is each day the same? What do you do?
If you tell me, I am listening.
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