Runaway Routines

Once we get into routine, we love to keep it going… until it gets boring and we need another trip to screw it all up! We tend to find subconscious comfort from our religious rituals that can sometimes get out of sync when we get back to base; especially the ‘good’ habits or rather things that are best for our health and wellbeing.

Some days there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day, however if you really let go of the ‘time’ concept that tends to just cause stress and anxiety, we can give ourselves more love on a daily basis. Some days that love is in the form of just meeting some old friends, or finding inspiration in something you enjoy, and some days that means just being on your own and letting yourself go with the flow.

I make a point to keep my mantras, meditations and affirmations for my mornings and my yoga and skincare for the night. Journaling tends to happen throughout the day and hence I carry a notebook with me at all times to help me move my thoughts onto paper and therefore keep more space in my mind clear to just ‘be’. These small rituals that I have added to my routine tend to keep me grounded and I manage at least 80% of these every day, however some days I don’t.

It can be frustrating at times feeling like you haven’t got it all together, but in reality, nobody really does. So let go of the guilt, the disappointment and the expectations, and just be you in every possible way. Find the things that make you feel good and keep you grounded, so you can make that a part of your life every day that you can. If it feels like that isn’t even an option, then maybe take some time out to figure out how you want to live your life. After all, we only live once!

Lao Tzu (ancient Chinese philosopher) once said: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let thing flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

So go with the flow and enjoy the ride!


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