Friday, August 24, 2012

Relapsing into old routines - and oh boy, does it feel good.

Most of the time, relapsing is never considered a good thing.

We move on from bad habits, acquire new habits. We start eating healthy, exercising more, or watching less tv.

Yes, those are noble - and congratulations to you.

(I'd like to take this moment to apologise for my whack grammar today. I seem to be putting periods and capital letters around willy nilly. I'm trying to catch them as I go - but we both know rereading my blog posts isn't my strong suit. So. You know. Sorry about that.)

It's generally not seen as a good thing to fall back into those cookie binges (although, yum!), or only going to the gym sometimes, or having a Step Up marathon.  But here I am telling you that falling back into an old routine is the best thing that has happened to me in a long time.

I've never been one to sit at a desk. Or sit like a "normal" person. I prefer to be curled up in a ball, sitting cross legged, or I don't know lying in bed instead of sitting in a chair. Chairs? yuck!

But after surgery, I could no longer spend my mornings lying in bed with my lap top on my lap - for one, a lap top lying on my stitches! Ouchy! and two, no matter how I lay in bed it either hurt my back or I had to use my abs which was agony. Stupid Jorge. And so I took to being a couch dweller.

And even after I healed, I stayed out there. I don't know why. And so for the last six months, that's where all my computing and thinking has taken place. Which is basically to say, no computing and thinking has taken place.

So after a tearful discussion with Inspector Climate, he suggested that I start getting up earlier in mornings, and blogging in the morning.

Ya'll. That man is a genius. In fact, I'm pretty sure this is why I married him in the first place, and will remarry him next month.  Smart cookie!

And just like that, I fell back into my old routine like nothing had ever changed (which if you know me at all - you know new routines are NEVER my strong suit).

Have you ever found that your old routine was a routine for a reason? As in it was AWESOME.

10 comments:

  1. I always blog in the morning, as well. I find that my mind is sharpest at that time!! :)

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  2. That's awesome! I'm glad you refound your way:) It's very true- when we try to implement new stuff we usually just default back to the old way.

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  3. this happens to me with riding my bike.

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  4. Go you with morning blogging! Hope your weekend is a good one.

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  5. I blog best in the morning too. And don't even get me started on changing my routine...change and I are not friends, but it seems to take on a big part of my life.

    Hope you are feeling better!

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  6. I am a total creature of routine... whenever I change a routine it ends up totally throwing me off. Not good!

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  7. Yay for re-finding your old habits! I wish I could figure out when to blog. I feel like that's something I'll never quite get down.

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  8. Making sure to include downtime, when I'm really not doing much of anything, is so important. Even if sometimes it makes me feel a little lazy.

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  9. I am glad that falling back into your old routine was helpful for you! Sometimes routines can be so good for us! =)

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  10. Going to the gym every day... I should really re-visit that routine... it's so hard in the summertime though! I'm glad you found something that works for you. :-)

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