Routine and Change (#138)

I am a creature of habit. I have several different daily routines I base my day around. This blog, my journal, what time I feed my cat, it’s all just mindless routine. In some circumstances, this can be a good thing. It helps keep life simple and organized.

Unfortunately, the same routine can lead to burnout and complacency. Routines can take the shape of both action and emotion. We can routinely get stressed about the things we can’t control. We can find ourselves stuck in these ruts without change and it isn’t healthy. Use routine when necessary but embrace change when possible. Use gratitude for everything in between.

05.10.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. My family
  2. Waking up with the sun
  3. A little help
  4. Walks through campus
  5. A quick nap
  6. A slower pace
  7. New opportunities
  8. Quality time
  9. Support in all forms
  10. Honesty
  11. Clear nights full of stars
  12. Sitting at the train station watching cars go by
  13. The view from the top of a good hike
  14. Summer soccer and being outdoors
  15. Gratitude and those who share
  16. Good music
  17. Sleeping in
  18. Driving with the windows down
  19. Understanding and reason
  20. Working at the same camp I went to as a kid
  21. Growing older
  22. Learning and laughing
  23. Answers
  24. Cozy socks
  25. The precious present

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of some hi def water! Cool watching it rush down from the waterfall, even cooler what the camera picks up.

Author: Jake Ames

Grad student, feline father, twin brother, buffalo chicken enthusiast, and gratitude writer. Using this blog to hopefully inspire others on their journey. Love your process, whatever that looks like.

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