I found this sooo helpful. I have Meniere’s disease with associated migraines and they just kind of kill any kind of routine for x amount of time, then I have this whole guilt cycle where I feel bad for being unproductive, spend time I could be productive feeling bad, and then feel bad for spending my time feeling bad when I could have been spending it being productive… I really like the idea of having a ritual to get back into routine, I’m going to try hot drink and turning off the internet. For down time, ever since I realised that I have my best ideas when I’m specifically not working, I’ve found it easier to do ‘silly’ things.

Thank you for writing this.