Habits and new routines don’t work well together.
An analogy for this relationship is driving through a new route.
When we are driving through a route we know well, we go on autopilot. We don’t need the map and are more than comfortable listening to a book or taking a phone call.
When you can walk in house from the lounge to your bedroom in the dark when you have a power-failure without bumping into something.
But, if we are figuring out directions, that tends to be a bad time to attempt to focus on a call or some new content.
Habits work much the same way.
So many of us have experienced various levels of disruption in our routines over the past weeks.
This is a note to remind ourselves that it is totally expected if our habits went for a toss in the process.
Being tough on ourselves is not the solution [it rarely is].
Some kindness and self-compassion will help us find those old habits and routines or, maybe, find new routines and new habits.