Humans are creatures of habit. We like our routines, don’t we? An accepted rule of law is that evidence of habit and routine practice is so reliable that it even overcomes objections in court. How about you? What’s your Sunday routine?
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they spend their Sundays. Some of us use Sundays to recover from the week before. Some of us use it to prepare for the week ahead. And for some, it’s a day for adventures and hobbies — often luxuries — that we don’t allow ourselves during the week.
My friend Lee Child revealed his Sunday routine to The New York Times recently as part of his annual media blitz!)
Is your Sunday anything like this?
- Lee wakes up with the sun.
- The first thing he does is drink coffee.
- He takes a walk. Living in Manhattan, this is convenient to do. And, living near Central Park, it’s especially scenic!
- He often goes to museums. (Their abundance and proximity is another Big-Apple-living bonus!)
- One of his favorite ways to spend an evening off is reading. This might seem an obvious hobby for a writer, but really it’s a luxury. Writers spend a lot of time putting pen to paper, so we must make deliberate time for reading. It’s time that is a treat!
- Lee tries not to write too close to bedtime because it gets him fired up.
One of my Sunday habits is picking up a pen and writing a note to a friend. (In cursive, of course!) There’s always someone to whom I owe a thank you note, or a friend with a birthday coming up and the like. The handwritten note is ready for me to drop in the mail on Monday.
Are you a creature of habit? What’s your Sunday routine?