I cribbed about not being able to finish my daily tasks,
Also making me anxious about work-life balance.
A simple change of waking up an hour early every day,
and the problem was resolved.
I always marveled at how my mother managed to cook well every day.
A simple look at the way she did things, aided by help from YouTube,
Which helped me learn and gain confidence as I began to cook regularly,
and I could do it too.
I could only read a handful of books every year,
It left me unhappy and highly unmotivated to write,
A simple target of reading just 25 pages every day,
and I am now able to read a handful of books every week.
“I don’t’ have time” was my excuse to justify the increasing weight,
Looking at myself in the mirror made me cringe one day.
A change in my daily diet mixed with an hour’s exercise every day,
and “I can manage time to focus on my body” became my mantra.
I envied others and wondered ‘How are they doing better than me?’,
A change in this mindset and learning ‘How are they doing it?”
Now I get inspired, inculcate their habits in my own way,
and am able to improve my productivity every day.
This poem is in response to Tree Langdon’s prompt to write a poem about Routines and Change.