I visited Hamilton Lake again this morning, not for a walk this time but simply to sit, enjoy my surroundings, and do a bit of thinking.
There were a lot of people out and about – mothers with pushchairs, old couples walking hand in hand, men in suits deep in conversation, runners with sweat pouring off them, dogs dragging their humans along the path – for a people-watcher like myself it was certainly interesting!
I spent some time considering my lifestyle. I am still adjusting to being single and not entirely sure what my role in life is anymore.
There have been a couple of retirement-planning programmes on lately, and, although they were aimed mainly at couples, they certainly gave me something to think about.
One thing that really struck me was how important it was to have routines. Going through a life change often means that we need to re-set our habits, to redesign the things we do without thinking (like getting up at a certain time) so that they better reflect our new lifestyle.
Apart from my household chores, I have really had no set routines in my life lately. Unless there is something on, like an appointment, the day can easily be spent fluffing around doing nothing in particular but always seeming to be busy.
What if I am going to live for another thirty years (possible with my long-life family genes)? I would be really old LOL, but I don’t want to look back then and see a long line of wasted years.
It has certainly got me thinking 😊