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How old do you have to be before you develop a routine?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Every single person I know tells me they have a routine: the time they get up, the time they go to bed, the times they eat, etc.

I wonder sometimes if getting into a routine would help with developing a healthier lifestyle.

I'm a chaotic person at best: I never go to bed at the same time every night - in fact, on weekends, I rarely go to bed at all - I just catnap. It takes two alarm clocks to get me up - and even then I hit snooze. My meals are definitely not planned or on a schedule. Dinner is usually eaten late at night - sometime between 9 pm and midnight. I've been known to jump in the car and just take off and go exploring - and then I realize (as I'm deep in cougar and bear country), that not a soul o the planet knows wherre I am.

I thrive on deadlines - and procrastinate to the point that everything I do becomes last-minute and stressful. I enjoy the rush of meeting the deadlines (and I always do), no matter how exhausting it is.

The thing is - my office is a mess, my house is a mess (I've overcome that by inviting people over now and then just to force myself to clean up), my body is a mess. My mind is still as tarp as a shack though.

Sometimes I wonder what it would feel like to know that life is going to go down a pre-destined road. I never know, when I wake up, what the heck is going to happen today. I enjoy the drama and the suspense - but sometimes it's exhausting. And obviously it's not working or I wouldn't still be fat.

I'm going to be 58 years old tomorrow....... guess I'd better just give up on the idea of establishing a routine, eh?



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