I like to have my routine shaken up a little. Who doesn’t? I know some people who don’t like change at all.
Routine is a sequence of actions regularly followed that enable you to move throughout each day. The first time routine was brought to my attention I thought I didn’t have any.
Then I looked at what I did from the moment I got out of bed and realised that I followed a series of specific steps each and every morning. This had become so ingrained that I would move through each morning without thought.
Do you ever have those days when you suddenly stop, not knowing what you’re meant to be doing? Chances are you changed something in your routine.
To bring conscious awareness back in to my life, I began to shake up my routines by doing things differently. Either change the steps around or do things in reverse such as how you wash yourself in the shower. Try starting with a different part of your body each day. Or use the opposite hand to brush your teeth and hair. Cross your arms or legs the opposite way and see how it feels. After you do these over time, both ways will feel comfortable.
Doing things differently each day enables you to focus your attention. This is a start to bringing balance back into your brain by forging new neural pathways.
On one hand I find routine mundane, though it is also comforting as I know what I’m meant to be doing. This morning I woke up knowing I had no routine to follow. I was surprised to discover that encouraged me to feel lazy.
Change can be thrilling or stressful, depending upon circumstances and the individual. We’re all different and that’s the beauty of life.
Is change important?
Are you able to identify routines in your daily life?
How do you respond to change in your routine?
What do you think life would be like with nothing but routine?
Is it possible to live without routine?
If so, what would life be like?