It’s time once again for E.M. Kingston’s The Sunday Ramble. Her prompt is based upon a certain topic about which she asks five questions. We are invited to ramble on about that topic however we wish. Today’s topic is “Habits and Routines.”
1. Do you have a daily routine that you are used to, or do you just go with the flow of the new day?
As a retiree, I pretty much go with the flow, although there are routine tasks that I have to deal with, like daily hygiene, fixing and eating meals, walking the dog, and reading the newspaper. My latest routines that I’m trying to turn into habits are putting on my recently acquired hearing aids each morning and remembering to charge them each night, and remembering to floss each night to address my “deep pockets.”
2. Do you do anything in your life habitually that you wish you could stop?
Nope. I’m good with my habits and routines. I don’t smoke, I drink only a beer or two upon occasion, and I don’t do drugs, except for the occasional cannabis-infused marshmallow. Otherwise I consider all of my habits to be good ones.
3. If habit was the acronym H.A.B.I.T, what would it be short for?
Have A Blast In Time
4. Are we born with our bad habits? Or do we acquire them from the environment surrounding us?
I don’t believe babies are born sinners or have any bad habits. I think almost all of our habits — good and bad — are learned.
5. Are you a night owl, early bird, or something else when it comes to sleeping routines?
Back in the day I would have said that I’m a night owl. But like most people my age (i.e., old farts), I would have to say that I’m an early bird. These days it’s lights out by 10:30 or 11:00 and I wake up most days between 6:00 and 7:00.