RoutinePosted: January 2, 2013
As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
~ Henry Van Dyke
Now that the holidays are over, I’m starting to get back into my normal routine. There is something comforting about routine and habit. It’s easy to put life on auto-pilot while going about a normal routine.
Routine is not necessarily a good thing, though, if you’re trying to live mindfully. It’s easy to miss the small, quiet beauties of life when I’m operating on auto-pilot.
Procrastination, I’m finding, is also a friend of routine. You might not think that would be the case since an established routine means that things are getting done.
What is not getting done, however, is a project that I should be working on today. Instead, I have been chopping vegetables, making soup, dusting furniture, ironing shirts, and washing, drying, and folding laundry. The normal routine.
Having given myself a little comfort zone time through routine, I am ready to approach the project I’ve been putting off. It helps that the project has a deadline. Otherwise, I might keep putting it off.
Speaking of projects, I was invited to do another book review for TLC Book Tours. I was excited to be asked because, as you may or may not recall, I almost said no the first time I was asked because I didn’t think I was good at book reviews. (See Courage if you missed it or need a brain nudge or just have no idea what I’m rambling on about.) My review will be posted on Tuesday, January 8th, and there’s an exciting part to go with it. A give-away! So, if you think this book will interest you, be sure to drop by on January 8th and leave a comment. I’ll find a random way to pick a winner who will get a free copy of the book. Unfortunately, the give-away is limited to the U.S. and Canada. Sorry.
I reckon that’s it from the Bogs for today. It’s a chilly day (in the 20’s), but the sun has made a few appearances which always seems to warm things up a bit. Looks like we have some more snow arriving tomorrow. That should freshen up the ski tracks.
All but two (the first and last) of today’s photos were taken at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday when M and I took a trip up there to have a look around. We had never been there before and had heard good things about it, especially since they newly renovated the place. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend a visit. It’s free and there are lots of good things to see.
Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a delightful day, evening, night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time. :)