I’ve been thinking a lot about routine lately. It’s something that stands out to me a lot. All of the ways in which life is the same every day.
For me routine is probably more detailed in the afternoons and evenings versus the mornings.
I like to have a cup of coffee after work. I try my best to workout, do a little bit of yoga, and meditate even on the days when these things feel like chores.
In the weekends, I usually sleep in past 9 or 10 a.m.
In the mornings when I head to work, I’ve been seeing this beautiful pink and blue sunrise, and everyday, it inspires awe of nature and life.
I try my best to arrive at work by 7:10-20 a.m. I’m usually one of the first teachers to arrive. I arrive at least 30 minutes before the time I’m expected to be at work. This has helped me stop working from home because it gives me one full hour to prepare before the school day begins.
The word routine has a quality of ordinary.
Just the other day, during the ride to work, a group of birds flew in v-formation over me, headed the opposite direction I was headed. This made what felt like an ordinary ride to work extraordinary.
Looking at routine through a new perspective lets me see how routine helps make my days and weeks easier and effective. If I don’t follow the routines above, I’m not fully prepared to teach, I’m not as well rested throughout the week, and my confidence and calm state of being decrease.
I could live without the coffee drinking, but I’ve noticed that I’m a bit more tired in the evening if I don’t drink it.
If you must know, my morning routine is quite simple. I wake up with enough time to put some make-up on, dress, brush my teeth, pack up breakfast and lunch, and leave home. Even though it doesn’t feel rushed, I would like to change it up a bit by adding a few minutes for deep breathing or journaling.
What are your thoughts on daily & weekly routines?