That is the sound of me zooming by to post a quick update before bed.
Today is (was) my husband’s birthday, and he took the day off work which means my nascent habit of writing blog posts during the baby’s morning nap has been thrown out of the window for three days running. (Does it even count as the beginnings of a habit if you’ve only managed it 2 days out of 5?) Not that I mind, at all – it’s been lovely to spend the day together! But it got me thinking a little about routines.
My baby, like most tiny humans, thrives on routine. When things are off, she gets overtired and then doesn’t sleep well. If there is a predictable pattern to events, she is noticeably happier.
As we get older though, we generally become a little better at managing the occasional change to the schedule, sudden disruptions to the routine. Not all of us are as flexible as others, of course! This all made me wonder:
How about you? Would you say you deal well with sudden changes of plan? How do you react? How much advance notice do you prefer before things get altered?
I personally don’t think I deal that well 😅 If things suddenly get changed out from under my feet I have to try quite hard to maintain and even keel. If it’s a work situation, I’ll do my best not to get flustered, but if it’s a friend who keeps changing plans on me at the last minute, I’d honestly stop hanging out with them altogether… Workplaces always say they value flexibility, and I get that to a point, but I also feel as though not messing someone around is a sign of respect. If you value me (as a person, and the work that I do), then you won’t keep chopping and changing things. Inconsistency in plans makes me feel undervalued, and I don’t particularly want to spend time with people who don’t value me! Is this too stiff and old-fashioned a way of thinking. Is it better to be more easygoing? Hmm.
And on that note, good night!