I am not a routine person; I have never been. But the arrival of Uma into my life has changed that a bit. It isn't like my life was unorganized or off schedule before Uma. But I could do many random tasks on any given day, sleep anytime, etc. Along with very planned work and life parts of the day. And on most days, I would complete everything planned plus something. Now, I get to do less unplanned, random things.

Uma's life is based on routine. She sleeps on time, eats on time, and plays on time. On a regular day, she eats bathes at 6:30 PM, sleeps by 7 PM, and wakes up at 6:30 AM. So, regardless of when I sleep, I need to wake up at 6:30 AM, even on weekends and holidays. Thankfully, she doesn't wake up at night. So I get good sleep and have some additional free hours that I spend talking, watching something together, reading, writing, prepping for tomorrow's work, etc. 

She is superbly active on weekdays in the mornings and evenings, so most of my mornings and evenings are spent with her. During the day, she has her routine, so I get to do my solid work hours

Uma spends lots of time with Echo and Pathu

On weekends and holidays, I get these additional work hours for personal things. I read, write, watch, sleep, have hobbies, spend time with extended family or friends, prepare for the upcoming week, and sometimes do nothing. 

So I do all the things I used to do before, just that even the random things need to be planned; that's all. 

I have also become more productive at work and home. I have become more social in IRL (I have met more friends and family this year than last), all by valuing my time better.

As you can see, I don't have time for bad movies, books, or, in general, anything that I would regret spending time on. I have become more careful about how and where I spend my time. 

Thanks to Uma's routine. 

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