I use my planner all day long.
Upon waking, I start working my planner.
I take morning meds and check them off on my daily goals. (They aren't part of my routine because I have routine meds, in a med sorter, taken immediately at wake up. This is round two, taken with food.)
I check my calendar to decide what to wear if something isn't already set out.
I do all the things listed on today's task list and daily schedule.
But when the sun goes down, I stop doing anything that is not on the planner's schedule for specifically after dark.
I don't stop putting things in the planner. Obviously, I will think of things that need to leave my brain.
Without my planner, I'd forget those things. And forgetting is hard work and it makes me tired as I try to remember.
I don't like it.
But I stop the doing part of my day when the sun sets.
I don't fold laundry. I don't put stuff away because it is listed in my planner. I don't work on a legal assignment.
The sun sets - and I start resting.
I read a novel. I play the piano. I watch tv. I chat with my husband.
Lots of diets say to stop eating after 8 p.m.
Stopping working at sunset works on a similar theory. I am short on free, self-care time.
By stopping all planned work at 8 p.m., I find free time for me.
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