Routines — 3 Comments

  1. Sounds like you have a firm grip on resolution. For me, I am feeling the same and don’t know how to tackle this issue. I don’t think I have ever been depressed before but right now, I am in some sort of slunk and funk. I hate it. I think it might have to do with moving and not having my regular network close to me. idk what it is but i am trying so hard to help myself. thanks for the inspiring post.

  2. Interesting, I’ve never thought of breaking out of routines as pathological. Quite the opposite, I’ve feared that routine meant stagnation.

    As I’ve gotten older I’m starting to see that routines aren’t necessarily a sign of stagnation; instead I see them as a sign that I’ve found something useful. As long as you’re willing to try different things, go different routes, having routines won’t lead to stagnation.

    • Good points, Alan! What might be pathologized is “loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable”… I guess in some ways, though, this might just point out the dangers of self-diagnosis… Either way, though, to me, it was liberating to realize that i could let go of hobbies – accepting that sometimes our interests shift.

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