Via an Austin Kleon newsletter, here is writer Matt Thomas talking about throwing away the idea of a daily routine for a seasonal one, and mapping out a year of habits and goals rather than just focusing on the day-to-day.

Fall is a time to write for me as well, but it also means welcoming—rather than fighting against—the shorter days, the football games, the decorative gourds…Come summer, I’ll feel less stress about stopping work early to go to a barbecue or movie because I know, come autumn, I’ll be hunkering down. More and more, I try to live in harmony with the seasons, not the clock. The result has been I’m able to prioritize better.