|Night flowers I'm planning to watch unfold|
In general, I do better, am happier when I have a routine. I know, I know. Dull, isn't it?
But I've come to terms with the fact that I write/work better when there is no drama except the kind that is in my head; when I wake up each day and do the same thing over and over again.
For me, ideal working conditions are when I'm home with all my familiar working tools around me. I could work in my office, in my bedroom or even in the garden, but whereever I am, I should be comfortable/feel at home there. Unfortunately, ideal working conditions are not always possible.
Right now I'm writing this post sitting next to a clinic bed, where Mma is lying down attached to an antibiotics drip for treatment. We will go home after the treatment, but meanwhile, I have a couple of hours to kill while I wait for the medical professionals to do their thing.Focussing on the work helps me to not go impatient while I wait. It also helps to focus my mind on intellectual issues, rather than my day to day challenges. It also helps me feel productive.
And when I get home and I've settled Mma, I'm going to make myself a big mug of tea, go sit in my garden, watch my night flowers unfold and just take a deep breath.
P.S. She's OK. There were just a few minor issues -what was initially diagnosed as dermatitis was actually a fungal infection over the body. Apparently people who have diabetes have a tendency to get it, and the treatment, meds and creams will take care of it.
What are your ideal working conditions?