Having started another job, I had a full week of finishing one and throwing myself into the next one and what flies out the door and when you are under the pump; is routine.
As an Aquarian, the idea of routine is a dark nightmare that sucks your soul of freedom but as I have gotten older, there has become a certain satisfaction in having a few routines. I realise that it brings with it, a sense of safety and comfort.
Routine is good for us who really get into a panic when all does do not go to plan - that's life honey - but in having some part of your life follow an iota of a routine (even if its just what you do getting up in the morning) can be useful in employing some calm.
For me the hot water flush for my liver and kidneys, zushing my barista style soy latte, opening the curtains with the affirmation 'good morning, morning!', observing the weather and then returning to bed with said latte to review emails or jot down creative bits that stick in my mind; is a little routine just helps get the day on track.
I realise routine is a dirty word to many and impossible for some due to partners and family demands however if there is one hour of your day you can apply some routine to, try it out. I look forward to my morning barista stint. Coffee highs are one thing but the essence of familiarity and moment of joy a bit of routine brings to the daily storm is priceless.
What's your favourite routine?
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