I tried out new routines this week. One day, I practiced organ for a half hour or so then walked to the library and worked there for a few hours. It was wonderful! Pleasant weather meant I could work outside on the library's wrap-around porch part of the time.
My first task was organizing my computer's files. I avoided connecting my computer to the library's wifi to help me stay focused. Once that was finished, I turned on the wifi and organized (read: deleted a ton of) my internet browser's bookmarks. Maybe next week I'll tackle all the articles I've emailed to myself.
Having a clean desktop and knowing I can find whatever I need in my files feels great.
Another strategy I tried—one that I've tried successfully many times before—is sneaking into writing by telling myself I don't have to. On the day I was at the library, I told myself I just needed to organize—no writing necessary. But when I walked outside after finishing the organizing, I though maybe I could *just read* my book notes while outside on the porch. Then I was like, wellllll I only have 45 minutes or so left, it wouldn't hurt to write a little bit. And so I did.