This weekend it occurred to me how much my Sunday morning rituals have changed over the years. Instead of having every surface of my apartment covered by some section of the Sunday New York Times, for example, I read it tidily online. I no longer have omelets but tofu scrambles. Instead of donning running shoes to explore a new neighborhood of whatever city I live in, I’m now putting on hiking boots and heading into the woods.
Write about what you did this past Sunday morning. Then, write about what you did on a typical Sunday morning five years ago, then ten years ago, then fifteen, and so on. To flesh out this exercise, fill it in with two- and three-year intervals as well. Write about how things have changed, and why.