May 3, 2009

BYBS : Routine

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One of the easiest things to get fed up with is routine. So many things have been said about routine being boring, and variety being the spice of life, that most of us feel frustrated with our daily lives, because, sooner or later, our lives get caught up in routine. It does not help that our movies, TV shows, books, and stories talk about people finding themselves after they break the shackles of routine and live a life of complete abandon.

But what happens after the story has ended.

The person who has left routine behind, and found his new self, will have to settle down into another routine if he has to stay happy. Therefore, contrary to what many might say, routine is a great blessing. Variety might be the spice of life, but routine is life itself.

There are only twenty four hours in a day, and there are so many things that one wants to do in this time. However, no one man, or woman, can do all the things they want to do. But, to make the most out of the twenty four hours given to a person, he has to try and do as many things as he can do. To do that he needs a routine, or he will find himself overwhelmed by the number of things he is trying to do. The worst result of all is that the person might actually end up doing nothing.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation like this? What did you do to get yourself out of it?

I was like most people in believing that routine was boring, and I needed to get out of the routine. Then, circumstances changed, and so did my routine. Without a routine, I found myself LOST - I guess it did not help that I spent hours watching LOST :-) - and I realised what a blessing my routine had been. So now, I am trying to set up a new routine for myself, and I hope to get that in place soon...

...while you guys have a great week ahead!


PERBS said...

Routine doesn't need to rule one's life. . . while it is good for many things, a break from it is good too. Even God rested on the 7th day when He created us. . . so we have the best example that we do need a "break." Surely that's why the majority of people don't go to a paid job 7 days a week too -- we need that refreshing break so we can continue to do a good job again.

Nellie said...

What a statement!! If my routine is interrupted, it takes awhile for me to get back on course and I become agitated and ill.

SandyCarlson said...

There is a magic to knowing how and when to punctuate routine with variety and when to change up routine so that life does not become dull.

Great post. I can relate.

CyberCelt said...

Thanks for your thoughts for all the mothers all over the world.

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