Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Are " The Routines" meant to be broken?

In my life, routines are like " unspoken rules".


Not that I don't like routines, but I find it extremely difficult to break them.

Wake up at 7.20 every morning( usually without fail) , get dressed, have breakfast, brush my teeth, go on my phone, do my hair, head off to school, return home, go to bed at 10---- it's basically the same 5/7 of the week.

My routines have become a habit, and those habits are the reason why I get through the day with minimum deliberation and stress.These are pretty basic routines , but if one day, a huge change had to occur in my routine... I wouldn't feel  at ease.

Imagine: If you were suddenly told to have dinner at 7am and breakfast at 7pm, would you be able to cope with the change comfortably?

Or what if: You were told to sleep during the day and resume your daily activities at night? 



I mean.. all of us have managed to take routines and make the automatic.
 But at the end of the day, are routines good or bad? Should they be broken?

At times, for the sake of sticking to routines, we resist change for the better. They limit us. You know, life does get a little bit mundane if it's controlled by countless routines. 

Hahaha I'm guilty of having pretty negative routines:

1) Stuffing my face with junk foods the moment I get home from school EVERY SINGLE DAY 

2) Going on social media EVERY SINGLE DAY 

3) Doing lots and lots of unproductive things  EVERY SINGLE DAY 

These are routines that I know I have to break in order for me to be pushed towards my goals instead of away from them. 


I really want to hear what you guys think:) Do you think routine is important?? I would love if you could submit your answer. 

Are routines good or bad?
Good
Bad
It goes both ways
Poll Maker


But...if routines are good, do we really know when they are meant to be broken..?

Thank you so much for reading my blog ♥♥♥ 
Do comment if you have anything to say! xx
Have a great day:)



Written with Love,
June


75 comments:

  1. I love my daily routines and i need them somehow, don't know why.
    good post to think about!
    xoxo Colli // my blog - tobeyoutiful // Bloglovin'

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    1. I need my daily routines as well! Or else, my whole entire day will be a mess.
      Thank you Nicole xx

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  2. I'm pretty sure I'd be happy if I was told to sleep during day and be awake during night it is so peaceful since most of the people are asleep..although I'm usually up late into night anyhow :P
    I don't think social media is a negative habit as long as used for useful purposes like your blog I think it is a real good habit. (I waste a lot of time on Facebook Twitter Blogger Snapchat I wish I didn't but I do)
    Having a routine during school can be helpful but you should have some cheat days as well where simply don't bother with routine and do what you want and when you want :)

    Neal Kind
    Daily Diaries

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    1. Haha you're nocturnal:) It would be impossible for me to adapt to that.
      Oh no... I really do spend heaps of time on other social media, especially facebook!
      Yea I totally agree, there are times when you should give yourself a day off from routines.

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  3. I like sticking to my routine during the week, weekends are always so busy so don't then.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    xoxo

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    1. Yes that works really well! :)
      Thank you Candice <3

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  4. I'm a very routine kind of person... I personally don't think that's a bad thing. *shrugs* If I set aside time to do specific things then I can get more done in an orderly fashion. It gives me time for productivity, passion, and pastimes, so yes... Routines are excellent.

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    1. I agree! Having routines will enable you the time to focus on other more important things.
      Thank you Heather:)

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  5. I think if our routine was sleep all day and work all night, we would be tempted to break it and do the other way. But some routines are essential I feel.

    Love,
    Rashmi<3
    from Lazygulrox

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    1. Hahha yes! But that kind of thing is a little exaggerated...
      I think routines are essential as well:)

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  6. This post was quite thought provoking! I know exactly what you mean...I have a bunch of unproductive habits that I also need to break. I'll have to think this over a bit more haha ;) Wonderful post!
    Xoxo
    Grace Anne
    http://totallygraced.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha! But these habits are so so difficult to break... I guess I'm just used to doing it every day.
      Thank you Grace! <3

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  7. I don't have a routine actually lol. I just do things when I feel they need to be done, in no particular order.
    I'm not lazy, I just don't plan. Usually.
    And yes, I have a lot of unproductive habits as well, but that's because I'm homeschooled and don't do anything else lol If that makes since.

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    1. I don't actually plan my routines either, but it becomes automatic after a certain amount of time. Oh I procrastinate a lot haha... half of the time, I don't do them even during the times when I know they're meant to be done.
      You're so lucky you're home schooled! You have so much more freedom:)
      Thank you <3

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  8. funny! I think not but...funny by the way:)
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    1. Hahahaha I think you're really funny <3
      Thank you Sabrina:)

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  9. You must have good routines too though - blogging, chatting with others...

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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    1. Yea I guess! But I do have some pretty negative ones haha:)
      Thank you xx

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  10. Though daily routines can get a little monotonous, I actually really like them :)
    As always, wonderful post J!

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    1. I like them as well! They serve as a guide for me.
      Aww Jordy, thank you so much <3

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  11. Great post!
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    1. Thank you!
      I would love to follow you <3

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  12. hi dear! thanks for your lovely comment. following you via gfc and bloglovin. let's stay in touch <3
    well, i actually think that routines can go wrong and right in the same way. junk food, and spending too much time online without living life offline enough are routines meant to be broken because they are unhealthy. brushing your teeth, your hair, loving your body and grating it a good deal of skincare are routines which are good, healthy and precious for body and soul.

    x
    dahi

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    1. Thank you so much xoxo
      I agree totally with you! We all have bad and good routines. And it is the bad routines that we're meant to break. The good ones should forever stick with us.:)

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  13. you have been awarded by moi ;P : http://autumnreadsandwritesallday.blogspot.com/2014/11/catching-up-on-few-tags.html?showComment=1416436693551#c8684856750832474933

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    1. Thank you so much Autumn for nominating me <3<3

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  14. I chose my profession (interior design) based on the fact that every single day is different! I am not the routine gal by any means...I fear I'd lose all motor functions! lol
    Thank you for visiting hun, would love to get your thoughts on my latest design!

    Xx- Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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    1. That is such a cool profession! New surprises everyday <3 Haha losing motor functions is pretty scary!
      Thank you so much Julie, Your blog design is so simple yet beautiful! The header is perfection xx

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  15. I think I know the feeling J. I used to live by routines too, and it was great. Nowadays I don't live by them anymore and I'm so off track. I've been trying to create new ones and it's all so difficult. Oh well. With the end of assessment comes no routine needed :)))

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Hahaha yea, now that assessment is over, it doesn't really matter! :D
      Thanks M xx

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  16. Thank you for the lovely coment on my blog! I am your new follower too :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your follow! <3

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  17. I've been out of school since April and let me tell you, NO ROUTINE IS HORRIBLE. It's like a dragged looong Sunday where you're just sitting there and going like "I should do this" but you don't because you have the whole loooong dragged afternoon to do it xD
    That's why I can't wait for my med school to start- it'll mean a scheduled routine for me again!

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    1. I know that feeling! Everything just gets so unproductive... Without a routine, I procrastinate even more :(
      You'll have a very hectic routine once your medical school starts! I wish you all the best :D
      Thanks Catalina <3

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  18. I would love to this too, Infact I had a story book , though still have , which talks exactly the same n and I always wished that I switch places with the character in the story.
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    1. Haha you have a storybook that talks about routine?? That's interesting :D
      Thank you, I'd love to follow you <3

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  19. Daily routine is important. But, we should break it some times :)
    Follow each other in GFC and Bloglovin?

    Love,

    Bong's Belleza

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    1. I totally agree :)
      Thank you for your comment!

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  20. I don't really have a routine to be honest, I mean I have to do the same things every day but I don't do it in the same order. I just do things as I feel like to but I have to say that when I have crafted a routine for me, especially during exam days, I get more stuff done and overall I'm more productive. The things is, should I do that every single day? I don't think I should or even can, because I'll get bored eventually
    Great post =)

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    1. Really insightful comment, thank you ;)
      I agree, with a crafted routine, you can be more productive. Especially during exam period!
      Sometimes we just have to let loose and shake up our routine a little bit.

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  21. Love your thoughts! Good or bad would probably depend on the routine. But it's nice to mix things up a bit sometimes and add a little excitement. :)

    www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Yea at the end of the day, it does really depend on what the routine is itself. :)
      Thank you Jeanne <3

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  22. Routines are good, but sometimes you get tired about them!
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    1. Agreed! :)
      Thank you, I'll check out your giveaway!

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  23. i think everyone's got some sort of routine cause thats just the way it is.

    http://only4feet9.blogspot.com

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    1. All humans function with routines:)
      Thank you Annick <3

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  24. Great post ! :) Good or bad would probably depend on the routine but probably we all have some routine in our lives :)

    http://tabicibeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're right:) As long as the routines we have don't limit our creativity.
      Thank you!

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  25. Hey thanks for checking out my blog and commenting! It made me so happy! I followed!

    Nice blog by the way. I honestly don't have a routine anymore - by routine I mean my night time routine. It got way too hectic and busy for a night time routine since I'm often overloaded with homework and I often procrastinate as I do work. So often I end up staying up till midnight or two in the morning, which IS NOT HEALTHY. And my bad routines are basically the same as yours (esp. checking social media everyday). Haha.

    Stay awesome! (:

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    1. Aww you made me so happy as well with your comment! <3
      Oh yes... I'm guilty of procrastinating so much! But I work terribly at night when I'm tired, so if I don't get work done that day, I wake up a tad earlier the next day to complete it,
      Thank you so much:) YOU stay awesome;)

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  26. Great post!

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  27. nice post and blog
    do we follow each other?
    let me know and I'll follow you back quickly
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    1. Thank you xx
      I'd love to follow you:)

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  28. Yeah, I completely agree with you. I think that routines are a good thing, unless they're bad. Then they should be broken, and fixed for the better!

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    1. I agree! We just have to be aware of when they are supposed to be broken:)
      Thank you Jenny <3<3<3

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  29. i have the daily routines since i being the employee, sometimes i feel bored.
    btw wanna follow each other on GFC? Let me know! :)

    http://www.twinklelittleheels.com

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    1. Yea... constantly sticking to the same routine is no fun.
      Thank you Wenny, I'd love to follow you:)

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  30. I think this is a pretty controversial topic you're touching. Good routines are good, like brushing your teeth, and bad routines are, well, bad, but what if you look at it like every routine should be broken once in a while? What does that leave you with? My dad always says everything in moderation, even broccoli, but I don't think that applies to routine.

    I guess it also depends what kind of routine you mean. Like a sequence of events, during the day and whatnot? I guess so. Well, those aren't bad if they work for you, but what's the point in life if you don't break them once in a while? But if you're talking about the way things are, like the way you're hair is styled or the exact same thing you eat, that gets really really tedious, like a pattern. BORING. And also, if it's the routine of everything in life, like lets say you always break off friendships when you move away(not saying you do obviously), then that NEEDS TO CHANGE. You can't live life on routine and habit. That would make anyone sick.

    I really like this post!
    -Oakstar

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    1. Phew Oakstar :') You're really amazing...putting so much effort in your comment, I'm touched:)
      I agree with you.
      There are some negative routines that are a little obscure... in the sense that it's bad, but you're unable to realise that you should stop. For example, things you can can't see the effects of in a short term period.( Might be staying in contact with someone that will hurt you more than not...) Sometimes for the sake of routines, we ignore changes for the better. Stuff like that include job/travel opportunities, etc...
      You're right:) At the end of the day, we just have to make sure that routine does not limit our creativity or opportunities.
      Thank you Oakstar <3

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  31. very interesting post.
    routines can be changed every now and then,
    we can never stick to just one routine because we need to change a few things or make it better.
    :)


    ❤❤ Nybel
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    1. Thank you <3
      I agree totally with you. Routines can be difficult to break but sometimes we have to change for the better:)

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  32. thanks for following my blog. I'm following yours back now on GFC
    kss
    http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank you so much for your follow xx

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  33. I stick to my routines during the week, try at the weekend too, but weekends often are too busy, tho.
    xoxo
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Yea that's the same for me. Although weekdays are more busy for me than weekends.
      Thank you Lenya <3

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  34. The routine is good, for me is good~
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. Hahaha yes! Everyone needs routines:D
      Thank you so much for your comment xx

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  35. My daily routines have been broken when I started working since my work is at night. Can you imagine that?

    I message my friends at 1:30 in the morning to tell them "Hi I'm eating my lunch" and they'll all laugh at me.

    Well, I think you don't really need to break a routine, you just need to learn to adjust. :)

    lol does my comment make sense? lol

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    1. Do you seriously work at night!? As in all your hours are flipped?! Wow... I admire you, at least you've managed to cope with it well.
      You're right, you don't necessarily have to completely break a routine, sometimes you can just adjust bits of it to make it better.
      It totally makes sense:D I get where you're coming from;)
      Thank you <3

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  36. You have a nice blog, followed you back!)
    For me routine isn't bad, at least for now))

    Mannequin Parade Blog

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    1. Thank you so much for your follow <3
      Yea, routines are good as long as it isn't restricting you too much:)

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  37. I would love to be one of those people who just has their live timetabled and does everything to a strict schedule then I would actually get stuff done but I always find myself sidetracked. I have the same bad routines as you don't worry:)
    Tshi1

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