June 12, 2013
As amazing as routines are, they also have their own detrimental effects – like everything else.
For example, this morning, I woke up late – 2 hours later than usual. this threw my usual routine out of the door and I had to improvise and scram… This left me snappy and mean and in a hurry – overall an unhappy start to a day!
I kept thinking, if i were not so dependent on routines, maybe I would be more graceful in adapting? This is the biggest problem with routines – as I see it . A dependence on them makes you less flexible, and we all know how life keeps changing all the time!
The other problem is this – once a routine is set, I tend to try to stack on more stuff to do until the routine itself becomes so complicated that it implodes. And then there is this issue of routine evangelizing – if it works for me, I tend to try to push it on other members of the family – which is ok up to a certain extent – after which it becomes tedious.
So I need routines in my life, but I need to be vigilant about them and not get too dependent.. balance in using this tool as well.
Written by Suprada Urval who loves to climb, read and build things. Follow me on twitter?