Routine is our life-line. Not our life. Our normal, not our everything. Our gyroscope keeping us steady in turbulence. Our deep breath of relief when we think we’ll crash.
When planes change course, gyroscope technology helps pilots stay clear, focused, supports their sense of direction even though they might be upside down and spinning out of control – keeps their craft aloft.
My week, my routine, going so well … then the phone rang, opened mail and checked my calendar …
In that moment, poof. Routine? Off course, off track and I’m off-put!
Do you have days like that?
For me, routine is not a rigid thing – but there are so many ‘great things’ built into my routine, my daily-rituals, that returning to them, or trying to, is how I keep flying straight.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 18C/65F, mostly light-clouded, sticky-humid (love it!), those pre-dawn bird chirps replaced by traffic hum, today’s routine, projects and appointments all spread out – a light jog, my body wanted to keep going, but my brain said ‘head back and get to work’; Gusta, oblivious to all, happily scarfing down her breakfast …