Some habits have changed.
I brush my teeth every afternoon after lunch. I have a toothbrush and toothpaste in a case on my locker. Before I would only brush my teeth at home, but now I see others do it in the public restroom so I don’t feel ashamed.
I shower in the evening instead of in the morning. Going to bed without showering now feels dirty. In the morning I wash my face and go to the gym where I shower again. Before I would always shower in the morning, which was also very time inefficient.
I switch on my aroma diffuser before leaving home in the morning so my tiny apartment smells like lemongrass when I get home.
I don’t cook. Food in Tokyo is generally tasty, affordable and healthy. I don’t think I’ll buy any kitchenware anytime soon.
I watch all my series, listen to all my music, podcasts and audiobooks from my phone. Before I would watch it from my laptop. But now I leave my laptop for work and writing only. I barely open it at home anymore.
I study Japanese from a café after work. Cafés stay open until late and are extremely quiet. I find it very easy to focus when there is a lot of people around to ignore.
I like this new routine.
I love how the rain washes away all the tension and humbles the busy city people. I also love how this photo captures a translucent umbrella blurring the lights in Shibuya. It’s one of my favourites.