I wake up in the morning on rare occasions . I believe my job has been responsible for this to a great extent as I have mostly done the same shift (Afternoon) over and over again. By the time I wake up, half the day is over and whatever is left of it, is spent working. I don’t know how many of you can relate with me. To be honest, I never actually liked waking up in the morning. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to that.

Most people I have met and interacted with (including my therapist) tell me how important it is to have some sort of routine in place. It impacts your physical and mental health to a great extent.

But how easy is it to follow up on that?

Making a draft of your future routine in your head or writing things down and making a list is the easy part. Then comes the follow through. You follow your routine for a week, you are ecstatic. But on the eight day you are unable to follow your routine for some reason. On the ninth day, you are just too lazy to get up. By the tenth day, you are questioning yourself and wondering whether it was worth it to start with the routine in the first place.

How easy is it to get back on that horse once you are thrown off?

Depends, every person has their own way of doing things. Their attitude towards life, self-motivation levels are varied. Some people can just shrug it off and climb back on while some people might feel a bit too bruised, decide to sit out the next couple of rounds. The derby goes on.

It is imperative however that we do try to get back on that horse at some point. When we choose to do that, is completely up to us. Some people might not like following routines at all. That’s fine as well. As long as you are happy with your decision.

"To each his own, but to thine own self be true, this must follow as night the day, thou cans't be false to any man."- Shakespeare.