Hi yall- I’m getting increasingly informal with every post, and I hope you find it as endearing as I do. This week I am again coming to terms with my daily routine and time management skills. As someone who has spent their adulthood traveling from adrenaline peak to adrenaline peak, rising to the occasion and then collapsing from the exertion, it is always a challenge for me to maintain a daily structure, even this far into life with no tour. If I want to do what I say I want to do, which is steadily build and write songs for this next album, as opposed to inching and then barreling toward a delivery deadline and rushing to write 12 songs in 4 months or weeks, then I have to stay vigilant about routine and structure. Please send tips.
When it comes to moving to NYC, I would say it's always great to live in NYC for awhile for the experience, but I'll quote advice from the old piece "Wear Sunscreen" ... "Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard." I lived in NYC and found this pretty accurate.
Will we ever get to know your ACTUAL Sunday routine? :)
Hi Thao. I admire your music so much and I’ve loved reading your posts. Personally, I’ve found that the best way to stay on task is to write out my daily goals and post it in a location I can’t avoid. I have a chalkboard in a prominent spot. It feels good to erase things off of it once they are completed. It also reminds me to prep for the things I need to do that day. I also set alarms on my phone. Just make sure your schedule is flexible enough that you can still be spontaneous and do things just because you want to do them. Otherwise, your schedule will fail like a strict diet often fails.
Much love to you! You’ve got this!!
Curious: Why would you want to go to bed at 5pm? Even great-grandparents go to bed at 7.