Death by Routine


Let me start off by saying – I really hate the end of Daylight Savings Time. As the amount of daylight gets shorter and shorter my brain feels like I somehow have less time to do anything fun and I suddenly find myself in bed by 9pm where I could conceivably still be out surfing that late in mid-July. It hurts. I start to get really stuck into ruts and routines that aren’t helping me and are definitely not helping anyone else in my life.

Wake up, eat breakfast, drive to work.

Do the same damn thing at work all day every day, eat lunch at the same time.

Drive home, work out, eat dinner, sleep.

Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months and before you know it you’ve gone the entire winter just drifting aimlessly through your life waiting for those long summer days to come back. All that time just absolutely wasting away with nothing to show for it. Why? Because it’s easy as fuck. How simple is it to wake up, and know that you’re going to do the same exact thing you did yesterday, the day before, the day before that… It takes absolutely no effort – and you get absolutely nothing out of it. “Can’t wait to tell my grandkids how I did the same damn thing at my job for 40 years and then retired,” Said no one. It’s natural. It’s really freaking hard to get yourself to get out of a routine, because human nature is to make things as easy and stable and comfortable as possible. If you’re doing this and needed a wake up call, HELLO – THIS IS IT.