“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”Frank Herbert
I love a good routine. Waking up early. Yoga. Making coffee. Writing. Reading. Most Important Task.
But there is such a thing as too much routine. When you build a habit, your brain is optimized to perform it with minimal amount of effort.
A good routine gives you the opportunity to focus and think intentionally about what you are doing. But too much routine and you start going through the motions thoughtlessly—without thinking at all. We want mindfulness, not mindlessness.
This is why occasionally getting out of your routine is a good thing. Doing something different opens your mind and turns you off autopilot.
Go for a walk.
Do something you’ve never done before.
Work somewhere new (if it’s somewhere in your house you typically don’t.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1210