Flexible, Minimalist Systems for People Who Don’t Like-but need!-Systems
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I have a slightly love-hate relationship with routines and systems. I need the structure, but I crave freshness and spontaneity, even if I’m not always sure what to do with it. Left to my own whims and random impulses, I invariably end up exploring the backroads. I may thrive for a while, but sooner or later I hit a few potholes and wheels come off.
For a while I have courted the sweet spot of structure between going completely free-range and feral — with it’s inevitable inconsistencies in my mood, energy, and productivity — and having overly rigid systems that invariably I jettison when they feel stiff.
My shift to freelancing and working from home — not to mention physical / social distancing — only intensified my struggle to find the right amount of structure for myself: a way to have enough of a routine to thrive without getting the stale feeling and push back that I know too well.
In my search for the sweet spot, I’ve found an approach to structuring my days that gives me just enough structure while maintaining the freedom and flexibility I crave.
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