The good news: I’m finally starting to find a time pattern that works with what I want to be doing. I’ve got an approximate time I need to go to bed so I can get up at another time and get (almost!) everything I want done any given day.  If I follow this pattern consistently, my productivity and my energy will all skyrocket- and that’s an exciting prospect!

I’ve got an amazing app called Sleep Cycle that wakes me up slowly and pleasantly so I’m ready to be up and about right when I need to be. I can get up, work on some creative stuff, work my body out, work a little more on creative stuff, put in a full day at my day job, then spend the evenings out performing and in classes. Then – if I’ve planned it right- I’m in bed at just the right time to do it all again.

I did this for like four days in a row last week and it felt amazing. I felt like I was finally in a groove I liked and could continue. My mind, body, and spirit were all rocking out.

Then, like most good things we do for ourselves, my old habits kicked in. I slept in a little so I didn’t get some things done I wanted to. The weekend popped up and I had other plans. I thought I would snap back into it today (Monday) but I wasn’t really proactive about it this morning so I feel off again. I’m out of the groove.

But now that I know a groove can be had and that it feels so fantastic to do, at least I now know the goal I can strive towards while remaining flexible for all the crazy stuff this wacky world may throw at me.

The bad news: Madonna’s Get into the Groove music video sucks.

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