I’m pretty fixed in my routine – variations occur very infrequently. I like it that way because it keeps me more stable; more sane. Today was different. Normally the morning routine goes something like the following:
4:20am Out of Bed
4:30am In the Zendo doing Yoga
4:50am In the Zendo meditating
5:50am Breakfast (650 calorie smoothie)
6:10am Ojai Coffee Roasting Company
6:30am Van Pool to work
What happened today? Recurring snooze. Sleepiness. I didn’t get to bed any later than normal, but my body simply wanted to do something different and I decided to go with the flow. After sleeping a little later, I got up and took a shower, sat outside under the stars for a while, took a walk, snapped a picture, picked up the van, headed to the coffee shop, and now blogging!
By allowing this variation, I get to practice mindfulness to observe the feelings in the feelings, the body in the body, and the mind in the mind. Reflecting. Exploring.
Are you routine? Do you ever mix things up a bit? What does it feel like? Is it important to explore these variations?
2 responses to “Mixing Routine”
hoo boy that’s early! you must go to bed shortly after sunset! 🙂
Typically between 10:30pm-11:00pm. That darn kid of mine often is awake until at least 10pm and he doesn’t like to fall asleep alone.