Saturday, September 19, 2009


By now the schools are settled into a routine, and we have the opportunity to slow down after whirlwind summer festivities. Routines give us a familiarity needed to keep ourselves on an even keel. Routines also have the tendency to bore us. The trick is to get into a routine that works to keep us functioning efficiently while providing enough variation that life does not get boring. So what can we do? Make simple changes in your routine from time to time.
  • Eat a different cereal for breakfast or have breakfast at diner time.
  • Take a different route to or from work.
  • Change your pattern for getting ready for school or work.
  • Change evening activities. Instead of watching TV, turn you loose photos into beautiful scrapbooks.
  • Learn a new skill, language, or hobby.
  • Spend long evenings with family and friends.
  • Catch up on letter writing and phone calls.
  • Get organized.

Whatever you do to stir your routine, enjoy yourself.