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    NTPs, how often do you fall into routines?

    How often by your own choice?

    What's the boundary between routine you like and routine you don't like?

    (I'll try to sharpen the topic later.)
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    With new things or new places/experiences, I fall into routine initially as a way of getting my feet on the ground. From there I explore.

    A routine I don't like is one I fall into when I'm bored. A routine I like is one that enables me to not become bored (i.e. offers opportunities)
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    Routine is routinely with me. The same as numbers go in sequence... which I find myself going through when my mind is relaxed.

    I count how many times I stir a cup of tea. Know why? To avoid having to analyse how many times it should be stirred, the effects of stirring, the effects of gravity versus velocity on the dispersal of tea etc etc etc... oh and to make sure it's served before it's cold.

    Without routine I think I'd just sit still and drool.....


    ....more often.

    As for liking or disliking routines... I don't like imposed routine, it's most often boring, near sighted and without possibility for improvement until some fantasy figure way after I've gotten bored and wandered off. Routine I like is of course my routines. Because they're right.... obviously.
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    I have routines for things that don't have any potential for interesting innovation, to get them out of the way so I can explore something that does.

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    To my own amazement, I have learned that routines structure my day, especially since I quit smoking... I can even say that I like routines now, as opposed to when I was a teenager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirilis View Post
    With new things or new places/experiences, I fall into routine initially as a way of getting my feet on the ground. From there I explore.

    A routine I don't like is one I fall into when I'm bored. A routine I like is one that enables me to not become bored (i.e. offers opportunities)
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    I try pay attention when I lock the door every morning because I know if I don't I will later wonder if I locked the door. Then I won't be able to stock wondering about it.
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    wait, what's the difference between a set of choices and a routine? The kind of attribution I make about it, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    I try pay attention when I lock the door every morning because I know if I don't I will later wonder if I locked the door. Then I won't be able to stock wondering about it.
    +1 - and also make sure I pay attention when I turn the stove off. Also I put my iron in a specific place, so I know for a fact that I unplugged it.

    Then there's the keys, wallet and phone check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    NTPs, how often do you fall into routines?

    How often by your own choice?

    What's the boundary between routine you like and routine you don't like?

    (I'll try to sharpen the topic later.)
    I have routines for pragmatic reasons (like: Get up at the same time, shower, blow-dry hair, put on clothes, put on make-up, eat breakfast, leave). If I flex the routine, I get way off course and end up being late to work. But i also find the routine tedious sometimes, I just get SO tired of doing it, consciously, and wish I could do something different.

    I have other routines I like, such as getting my coffee right after I get to work and then reading e-mail.

    I guess if the routines fits my interests or is self-expressive, that's cool. If the routine is purely practical, it gets old but I do it because I have to. If the routine is imposed, I'll get resentful and look for other ways.

    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    I try pay attention when I lock the door every morning because I know if I don't I will later wonder if I locked the door. Then I won't be able to stock wondering about it.
    yeah, there are things like that I do too (including taking medication).

    I literally beat the experience into my head and pay attention, and I don't mix up the routine in the middle because I do not want to forget. And the routine does mean that, if I get to the end, then I did all the stuff in the middle too; in that sense it is helpful.
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