In the Flow #26 - Routines are meant to break you

Feb 19, 2021 6:51 pm

That damn groundhog.

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I'm starting to think that routines are meant to break you.

They've helped me a lot over the years to get regular with the things that are important to me.

But their "regularness" often takes the shine off the very thing you are trying to do routinely.

So you power through, at least I do, assuming that it's some kind of short coming on your part.

Like this newsletter, who's schedule has gotten kind of erratic over the last couple of months.

That's when the magic happens.

When the routines start to fall apart you have an opportunity to think about what they mean to you, to not take them for granted, to question your "traditions".

To someone with a mind like mine, highly curious and as a result in constant pursuit of novelty, this is a gift.

To ask questions because things have changed.

Why am I writing this newsletter? Do I still enjoy it or am I just doing it because I feel an obligation? Do I need to change something to keep it fresh?

It's these questions that reinvigorate routines and ensure that they have meaning, either the original intent or a newfound one.

And it is these questions that allow us to understand that some of those things we turned into routines long ago, no longer serve us and should just be let go.

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It's called tidycal and I've been using it for a month now. I like it.

Here to always stimulate your bottom line,

Bram (& Greg)