The Benefit and Harm of Routines
Many of us have routines. When you wake up in the morning, you begin your day with a series of actions that are natural to you. For me, as soon as I wake up I make up my bed, take a shower, brush my teeth, get dressed, and then sit down at my computer to catch up on email and RSS.
These routines that we adopt are more often than not something that we never really think about. They become a part of our lives and then we just carry on doing them. However, these habits can sometimes be harmful.
Routines can help us save time and even sanity, but they also cause us to get stuck. Getting caught up in a routine is the best way to lost track of how we are using our time, and more importantly, what we are gaining from the time that we spend catering to our.
One of my resolutions this year is to wake up earlier. The reason for this is because I want more time in the morning before I have to leave for school to spend doing whatever I want. I want to give myself time to think about the day ahead and let some creativity flow. I am usually too busy during the day to allow time for this to happen.
It’s about time that I get out of my own way and start letting necessity and desire take control of my habits. I want to make better use of my time and energy, but my current routine is holding me back. I have spent some time thinking about my daily routine, and I think that by getting rid of unnecessary habits altogether will allow myself to pursue more ideas and thoughts.
Tomorrow is my first day back at school. I plan on waking up earlier, having a cup of coffee, and sitting down just to think. This seems much healthier than sticking to a rigorous schedule. I am very interested to see what comes of this experiment.