I’m from Germany and have girlfriend from Finland who also happens to live there. We met when we were both on an exchange semester in Denmark. The cool thing is that this relationship stuck, even after our time together in Aarhus. Long distance relationships have their own set of challenges. One of them is that there are relatively long breaks in the rhythm of my life due to visiting my girlfriend or her visiting me. This happens every 8 weeks or so and lasts for about 10 to 14 days. I love my girlfriend a lot and I love that we’re able to see each other as often as we do, but it seriously undermines developing a reliable frame of habits to built up and ingrain themselves into my life.
I was just wondering if anyone has had similar problems in the past or right now and how they frame that in a way that makes it less “distracting” (for a lack of a better word). It’s like I’m living two lives one with and one without my girlfriend and both are very different scenarios, from a standpoint of the resources (time, attention, energy, motivation) I can put towards work and metawork (which is what I call thinking and implementing changes to my work and life routines). I would like to live one life, but don’t know how to refactor my approach that makes that (more) possible.
P.S.: I apologize for my poor English. Every time I read over my old posts I’m almost embarrassed by my writing. Not enough to stop posting here, though, so there is that.