I am tired of being tired. So why am I tired? I seem to get enough sleep. I take a lot of supplements, and I take relatively good care of my body. I do not drink. I quit dipping tobacco. I work out–although, I could do better. I think I have come up with the answer: I am tired of routine.
And observing others, I know I am not alone. It seems that many of us are just going through the motions. I am going to try to resist that–even if it’s with simple acts of resistance. When I look at my daily routine, I often get his: I get up. I take a shower. I go to work. I got to the gym. I go home. I pet the dogs, talk to the family, and watch television. There is something addicting to routine, doing something over and over again. It is both addicting and tiring.
Routine is a coping mechanism. If we have a routine, we know what to expect, we know what to do. At the same time, if you expect something different from living the same routine, didn’t someone call that insanity? I wonder what the general consensus would be for many of us, if we were honest. Would we know whether we are content or not?
Being trapped in a routine is not all bad, but, it is not contentment. Part of our routine is sleep. And sleeping may be contentment for some. But what does that have to do with right now? If you are reading this blog, I guess you must be awake.
As I write this blog–wide awake–but I am also bored. And when I am bored, I find myself getting tired more easily. Routine is just boring. There is little, if any, fulfillment or contentment with routine. There is little excitement with routine. Routine and idleness may turn into one and the same. You may be doing something physically, but your mind is not there. Routine, idleness–it’s the devil’s workshop!