Daily Routine #3: Eating

Drawings of fork, knife, teaspoon and dessert spoon

There’s not much to say about this because it’s no great insight to learn that I eat every day! Whatever I’m doing I always need to know that I won’t miss a meal. So if I’m going out, I mentally plan the places where I could buy or eat lunch. I’ll always try to arrange things to make sure that I don’t miss a meal and end up hypoglycaemic and/or irritable.

So although it goes without saying that one of my daily routines is to do with eating regular meals, I’d say that most of my day gets planned around those meals too. They’re always a priority and I never miss one.

Daily Routine #2: Computer

Black line drawing of laptop

Because my energy levels are fairly unpredictable I spend a lot of time at home. The internet is a bit of a lifeline, enabling me to stay in touch and interact with others even on days when I’m not up to going out or talking to people face to face.

Each morning one of the first things I do is switch on my laptop and start checking the news, my email, Twitter, and I usually watch something on iPlayer or Netflix while I eat my breakfast.

A Week of Drinks

Black and white line drawings of drinks in cups and glasses

I spent last week documenting everything that I drank. I was inspired to do it after watching Kate Bingaman-Burt‘s TED talk on the ‘Rules of Engagement’.

I’d come across her daily drawings before, which document everything she buys. However, I was pretty sure I wasn’t ready to commit to a project anywhere close to that kind of scale so I went with a week-long one instead.

I’d originally intended to draw all my drinks for the entire 7 days but soon changed my mind and reduced that to 5 days, Monday to Friday. I did miss out two drinks that I had on Friday so substituted them with the first two that I had on Saturday morning.

I think that I was a ‘good little art soldier’ for the week, especially considering that I didn’t always want to do a drawing each time I had a drink, plus I’ve been pretty low on energy lately too.

I’d made a public declaration over on Facebook that I was going to work on this little project so making that commitment meant that I felt that I shouldn’t back out of it.

Sometimes it got a bit boring, especially when I was drawing what looked like the same glass of water that I’d drunk just a couple of hours previously. I was glad that I did it though and if nothing else, it meant that I was pushed to do a little but of drawing each day.