Routines suck. They’re dull and boring. Who wants the same, old same-old? Well, I do.
Leaving my job and moving to Italy, Japan and Germany was great. I was freed from the boring old routines! No going to work at the same time every day. No more driving the same commute! No eating at the same place for lunch. No going to the gym every afternoon. No gym membership at all! No more shopping at the same Whole Foods grocery store. Everything is new and wonderful and shiny.
Except, a lot of those things were useful and even healthy. Without them, I was starting over.
Here’s what I learned about routines.
- Routines lead to success!
- Routines are efficient
- But you need breaks