The other night, my husband and I were quietly lying in bed reading. I suddenly blurted out, “We are so boring!”
“Why do you always say that?” he asked.
I have always been one to stick to a familiar routine. I find myself enjoying a variety of activities more days than most. For example, weekday mornings, I get up at exactly 5:45 and complete a 30-minute exercise routine. I have been doing this for quite a few years. After dinner, I practice my piano for 45 minutes working through a progressive set of technical exercises. Then, I go upstairs and read for an hour or so before I turn the lights out for the night.
Every Saturday morning, I do the laundry and mop the floors. Every Sunday night I cook dinner for my family. Once a month I clean my fridge and vacuum my car.
When I take a moment to think about my schedule, I realize that it makes me feel productive and well-balanced. My exercise routine gives me energy. My time spent at the piano helps relieve my stress. My house and car are always somewhat clean. Furthermore, I have set aside time to spend with the people I love the most.
I guess some people would say that I am boring. We do manage to shake it up at times by meeting up with friends or going away for a short vacation. That being said after being away for a few weeks, I am always glad to get home and return to my familiar daily patterns.
It has been said that the secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Bring on tomorrow’s early morning alarm. I’m ready.
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”