Monday Must Have – A New Routine

I misplaced my carton of coffee cream yesterday morning so this morning when I went to make my coffee, I of course, assumed that somehow had broken into my apartment and pilfered the creamer because that makes sense. How does one misplace an entire carton of coffee creamer? Glad you asked, I have no idea. I threw my blow dryer in the trash after I was done with it about a week ago and came home and again figured it was probably an intruder. It wasn’t, I am clearly losing my mind. This is it, it’s dementia, I figured this day would be here sooner than later. I found the creamer when I was putting clean dishes away, spoiled, next to the glasses. I can’t wait to see what I misplace next. 

I am coming up on 3-months of being newly single and have settled into a relatively pleasant routine. I find myself with a lot of time on my hands now that I only have to worry about what I want to do which isn’t the worst thing in the world. I find each day a little easier and have found some easy ways to manage the transition.

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I have found that if I don’t have a tangible schedule that 1) I can start to feel a little mopey if I don’t have plans with someone else and 2) I can spend an entire day just watching Netflix. Weekdays are easy but the on the weekends I get up at the same time, I have a timeline for my chores and everything else fits around that. Having a schedule makes me feel that I am being purposeful with my time even if I am just doing mundane, everyday tasks.

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Being single, you can eat where you want, go where you want, pretty much do just what you want to do and that’s exactly what I have been doing. I really enjoy going to the movies alone and find the time to take myself once a week. I don’t recommend the drive through alone though, that was creepy but treat yourself to the things that you enjoy doing whether or not you have someone to go with you.

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Something that really bothered at me the start of all of this is that I had shared all of my favourite things with someone who wasn’t around anymore. Finding something new that was exclusive to me was a bit challenging but it’s been nice to have something new that isn’t saturated in old memories.

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If I don’t want to do something or go somewhere, then I haven’t been – it seems simple but you have to make your own happiness a priority. My time is very important to me and I have realized that I don’t have to share it with someone else if I don’t want to. I have found a manageable balance between social events and alone time but at first I thought I should throw myself into social events which was exhausting and while distracting, wasn’t making me happy.

Overall, I think it is just a matter of falling in love with your own company and realizing that you are the key to your own happiness.

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  • starringpamela

    It made me laugh when you said that you were wondering what to do with all your new free time. I haven’t been in a relationship ever so I find it so confusing how people find time for boyfriends because I already take up all of my time just fine on my own!

    • quitesimplystella

      Haha! That’s a good way to be – it’s weird to realize that I depended on someone else to help fill my time. It’s getting easier though, if I see something I want to do then I just do it 😊

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