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You Already Have a Daily Routine

by | Feb 24, 2021 | Journal | 0 comments

Some people sleep with their phones under their pillows and check Twitter the moment they rise. Some people leave their phones on airplane mode in a separate room until 9:00 a.m.

Some people eat breakfast by 8:00 a.m. Some people forget to eat until midday.

Some people go to bed at 9:30 p.m. Some people lie there watching shows for the next three hours.

Even the most erratically scheduled among us can find some common threads in our days. Some threads you may like and other threads may bind you, but they all make up your quilt.

Alternatively, even the most fanatically routinized among us have to admit that no day is like another. Externally, we can’t predict what’s coming. Internally, we can’t predict how we will respond.

Whether your schedule is printed on a color-coded flowchart or you left your planner on the bus in 1997, the first step to creating the routine you want (Ayurveda’s dinacharya) is to recognize that you already have one. Whether or not your routine gets you where you’re dreaming of going is the second step.

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