If we stopped to think each one through – we’d consider it a time waster to deconstruct our morning routine or our bedtime one. We might dismiss some as things that don’t matter. If you are inclined to scoff, try reversing/altering that habituated sequence, see how unsettling it becomes.
I’ve been exposed recently to writing, ideas and online talks of James Clear*.
Much of what he teaches/preaches is rooted in habits – and I’ve enjoyed it.
I’ve borrowed some good ideas which hit home for me quite strongly because of habits I already have and how strongly that habituation supports me through difficult times.
We all have habits that we’ve owned for ages. We don’t think of them as habits because they feel automatic. Follow yourself around for a day or two, you’ll see how many things you do every day, always the same way, never different – from when you wake in the morning till you fall into bed at night. Actually, that first hour and last hour of your waking life probably contain as many habits you don’t even think about as does the remainder of your day.
*there are lots of online and book resources for James Clear