Do you establish routines in your life? For example, do you usually sleep in the same place in your bed? Eat meals at the same time? Regularly return to the same vacation spot?
Sure. Routines are comfortable.
I do sleep in the same spot on my bed. But I’ve got a twin size bed… so there’s not really much room for options. Meals at the same time? I eat when I’m hungry. I don’t have dinner at 6:00 just because it’s 6:00 if I’m not hungry for something. Vacation spot? When I take an actual vacation, I just go wherever is cheap and I can spend some time relaxing. I don’t care where that is.
Maybe those examples are bad. I’m sure I do fall into other routines, though. I don’t think I get obsessive about it, but, like I said, it’s comfortable to have something familiar to look forward to.
What about you? Are you a creature of habit? What sort of routines do you have? What routines to break out of? Let me know in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.