Don’t Live the Same Day For 75 Years and Call It A Life
Routine. It’s both a blessing and a curse. Routine can assure us we will be in the same place at the right time and not realize we are living the same day for 75 years and call it a life. Don’t Live the Same Day For 75 Years and Call It A Life.
Most of us know what routine is. Dictionary.com lists routine this way:
- A customary or regular course of procedure.
- Commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as done regularly or at specified intervals, typical or everyday activity: the routine of an office.
- Regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure.
- An unvarying and constantly repeated formula, as of speech or action; convenient or predictable response: Don’t give me that brotherly love routine!
Pay particular attention to number 3 regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure.
Mind numbing behavior that lulls us into a mindless stage that allows life to pass us by without us even knowing it.
I wrote an article titled Avoiding the Hole. You can access it here: AVOIDING THE HOLE
It tells of the dangers of routine. Routine in our daily lives is not bad. We just can’t live the same day, then call it good and check out.
The story is about a person who walks the same path every day (routine) and does not even know they are. They notice the birds singing and the sun shining and are blind to the dangers associated with it.
It’s a beautiful day and they are happy, or so they think (routine=comfort zone). One day a hole appears in front of them (a challenge) and they fall into the hole (struggle). What ensues next is what frightening. When we are forced out of our routines we can feel alone, scared, confused, and even fearful.
The next day when they are walking to work, things seem different. Things seem just a little off. Walking down the same street (routine) and what appears? You guessed it, the hole. In they fall and the emotions of being trapped and out of a comfort zone (routine) create anxiety, stress, and fear, again.
The next day, while walking to work, everything is different. The sun isn’t shining, and the birds are not singing. Low and behold, what do they see? The hole. This time they walk around it (change to the routine).
The next day they walk down a different street (eliminate the routine).
“You don’t drown by falling in a river but by staying submerged in it”
Like I said, routine can be useful. We just need to pay attention that we don’t get stuck in a pattern of living a planned and bland life. Not paying attention can cause us to struggle (falling into a hole) which leads to anxiety, which leads to stress.
Living a routine life can lead to unhappiness in one’s life because we all need excitement sometimes. We need to see unfamiliar landscapes, hear different music, dance to the beat of a different drummer. It keeps us fresh. It keeps us feeling alive inside.
So here are some helpful tips for changing the routines in your life:
- Wake up at different times each day.
- Change your exercise routines regularly.
- Watch different television shows or don’t watch any some nights.
- Read a different type of book.
- Change your look, clothes can sometimes make the person a new person.
- Get your coffee at a different place every day.
- Drive or walk a different route to work each day.
- Listen to a different radio station or choose a different play list.
- Eat new foods, preferably healthy foods.
- Choose a new restaurant for date night. If you don’t have a regularly scheduled date night, make one.
- Trade turns picking out the restaurant and agree to go to different ones each time.
- Turn off the television and play a board game.
- Put off the chores and go outside to a park or the mountains or better yet, the beach.
Walk down a different street to avoid the hole. And while you are at it, wear something new when you do.
That’s why I say Don’t Live the Same Day For 75 Years and Call It A Life.
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