It’s so easy to make fun of people who do the same thing over and over: Always sit in the same spot on the couch, have spaghetti for dinner every Wednesday, eat the same lunch after bowling every Thursday. It’s so easy to think that I’m too cool for routine, for sameness, for knowing what I’ll do when. I’m so cool that I can use BOTH sides of the locker room at the gym and sometimes use a locker on the right, and sometimes one on the left. Oooooh. I am so freaky and spontaneous – a wild and crazy gal!
But here’s the thing: If you do the same thing over and over, then you know where your locker is. It’s always on the left. Or the right. Always there. And when you come back to it, on the right, or the left, the side you always always use, the combination on your cute little lock will always work. You’ll never, for instance, try your combination a million times, then go get the staff to cut off the lock, only to look in at someone else’s stuff! And realize that the locker you just broke into by force was on the right, but your locker is on the left and look!…your combination works just fine on that one!
Routine. It works. I am embracing it.