It's been a crazy summer. I've been on holidays for a few weeks but it feels like a few months.  And by holidays, I mean I went to my home city. It was great to see friends and family I haven't seen in awhile.  But I'm not going to lie, it feels great to be home.

Routine is really important for me.  It's hard for some to understand unless they value routine as well.  In order to stay "sane" I have developed a routine I make sure happens each day.  My brain and body value going to bed at the same time each night, getting up at the same time each morning, make sure I have goals each day to accomplish.

The past few weeks I have been incredibly busy visiting and doing everything I wanted to do while home.  Festivals, drinks, boxing, BBQ's etc. It was fantastic! I have been very high on adrenaline. 

Now that I'm home, my body and mind are telling me I need to get back into the things it needs. For years I liked to pretend I could handle staying up until 2am, sleeping into the afternoon, and doing whatever I wanted at any time.  But over time I've learned that listening to my body is what is most important.

Having a mental illness, and with my new Fibromyalgia diagnosis, it is key to get a good sleep and make sure I have goals to do each day, especially since I currently don't have a job.  There have been HUGE changes in my life within the last year. My spouse leaving for 6 months, moving across 2 provinces to a small town, trying to meet new people and find resources etc. It's been tough.  But it is routine that has helped me through.

I can see some of you out there nodding :). It's hard for us to explain to other people.  We want to be spontaneous but sometimes it's just best for us to keep to our routine.  

Have a great week everyone!