Thursday, January 27, 2011

lather rinse repeat

My life is full of routines. Monday to Friday has me going through a similar set of actions everyday without a lot of variety. My alarm goes off at the same time every morning. I shower, get dressed and dry my hair, drink my smoothie as I run around gathering things for my day and head out of the house at the same time every morning. I take the same bus and the same train to work, arriving at approximately the same time every day where I hang up my jacket, fill my water bottle and turn on my radio before settling in for a day’s work. The end of the day sees me working in reverse, packing up and leaving at the same time as the day before, arriving home to get changed for the gym, exercising and coming home to make dinner.
I definitely consider myself a creature of habit so having a daily routine is not necessarily something to complain about. As much as I welcome change and like to switch things up every once and a while, my routine is comfortable. I’m so used to doing the same everyday tasks that they become habits. I don’t have to think much about it, it all comes so naturally, making it easy to stay organized, keep in shape and get the little things done efficiently.

Sure, there are some days that I wake up and hate that I’m off to work just like every other day that week. There are some days that I crave a change in my life, something to make every day a little different from the last (I guess that’s why I love my nights and weekends so much!) but, for the most part, my routines just work for me. Which, let's be honest, is probably a good thing considering I don’t think they’re going anywhere for a while. And okay, I’ll admit it…I’ve become a little superstitious about the order in which I operate. However, maybe it’s time I break out of the box a little bit…maybe I’ll eat my breakfast tomorrow before hopping into the shower…

Do you have a routine? Do you crave change?

20 comments:

PoetessWug said...

Routines and schedule make the world go around...but if they become superstitious it might be time for a change! :-)

Colleen said...

Lately because of my son, I would say I definitely have more of a routine than I have had before. But it's no bad thing that.:)

Life is constantly changing so what is routine for me today may not be so in one year's time...I like knowing that as well.

I enjoy both stability and the option of change.

Caroline Henley said...

I always am craving a change... whether it be my hair sytle/color, a new outfit, redecorating my room, or just SOMETHING. it can be bad but also good :)

la petite coquine said...

I do have a routine, and am also a total creature of habit. I love to do the same things (it makes me feel like all's right with the world, like a well made bed), but it's nice to shake things up a bit when you do have the chance. Hell, I'm working from home today-horray!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

When my daughter was little I would say I lived by more of a schedule but now that I'm an empty nester and I work from home, I live a more varied life. At least your weekdays help you appreciate your weekends that much more :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I have a routine for most of my days. Boring, but it works.

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I have pretty much the same routine for weekdays too. I crave change now and then, hoping something unpredictable would happen to get me out of automation.

Ashley Rae said...

I have a morning routine whenever I have to go to work. I work three days a week for 12 hrs each shift. I also have a routine whenever I'm getting ready to face the world on my days off. I take my time to shower, do my hair, get dressed and put on a little bit of makeup. It's my way of pampering myself!

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Paislea Elyse said...

if my routine is broken, i just don't know quite what to do...my life is based upon routines!!

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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh definitely! On my work days I basically do the exact same things everyday. On my off days I have certain things that need to get done but I usually try to do something fun.

haze said...

right now i'm craving for chocolates. . . yah... more chocolates!

i'm a new follower:)♥

Lily Riani said...

it happens, i use the same road to/fro to work, and sometime, i have to use the same road to go elsewhere, guess where i ended up in? HOME!!! ARGH!!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I crave routine. If things get out of routine I tend to get forgetful and stressed.

Diana Mieczan said...

Im a creature of habit! I like my routine as it makes me comforable each day. I do like to change up a bit from time to time but mostly Im happy with my little routine:)
Happy weekend, sweetie
Kisses

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Everyday is a rerun for me. I am living the same routine everyday too. I'm not complaining much about it, I like how having a routine makes my life easier and allows me to manage my time wisely. Although something spontaneous everyday and then would be fun too.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I crave change badly... in fact as you probably know :) my life is full of changes right now... I quit my job, I move to a new country and will start a totally new journey/ profession... I am beyond excited! :D
HAPPY SUNDAY!
xxx

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Emilie said...

I crave for change I have to admit!! I hardly do something the same twice, but that's also bad because i always forget things...

xxx

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SJ said...

when i was living in the UK and unemployed for weeks at a time, i craved the routine that a job brought (and obviously the pay cheque!)

you really appreciate your weekends when you have a routine i think, especially sleep ins :)

Chandrika Shubham said...

Routine and change go hand in hand. Change is always needed in life.

Hope a positive change is there! :)

Hollie said...

I am SO a creature of habit.. but I'm not afraid of change, if that makes sense. If I get out of my routine I get irritable. I like knowing what to expect.