I’ll confess something here. I’m a creature of habit. I do the same thing at the same time on the same days. And while some may think it’s boring, it works for me. Every morning I get breakfast and a large vanilla iced coffee from Chick-fil-a before I start my workday. (And P.S. if you haven’t had one yet, you must get it tomorrow. Or today if you can. Maybe right after you read this post. Yes, that’s the best option.) I plan my mornings around commercial breaks so I can hear the entire Kidd Kraddick In The Morning radio show. Every night I have a specific television show I watch based on the day. Every Saturday I read the Thistlekeeping series on my favorite blog, Thistlewood Farms. Every Sunday I go to Lowes for supplies for the week’s projects. And every Wednesday night I link up with my awesome group of bloggers at Inspiration Thursday.
Is it weird that I have such a set routine? It’s not that I can’t function if something goes wrong or plans change (except the vanilla iced coffee. I can’t function without it), I just get used to doing things and never forget them.
Like the cat litter box. I clean it in the morning. I decided to skip it one morning and do it in the afternoon when I returned home so I could take all the trash out at once. Well I forgot. And by the next morning I had a full box and two very angry kitties.
And the houseplants. I have to water them Wednesday. If I attempt to wait a day, I forget and they don’t get a drink until the next Wednesday (I know, I’m a horrible plant mommy.)
But it’s not just days and times that I’m used to. It’s the order of doing things. Checking emails, social media, and blog comments are all done in a specific order. When cleaning the house I dust furniture in the same sequence every time. My bedtime routine (which annoys my husband, I’m sure) requires the covers to be turned down a certain way, the fan on a certain setting, even the pillows in a certain position. When I leave the house in the morning I literally say out loud “Phone, Keys, Computer, Purse” to ensure I have everything.
Maybe I’m weird. Maybe I’m borderline OCD. But whatever the case, these habits work for me. I’m productive, reliable, and I stay on track. I call that a win.
Someone please verify that I’m not the only one that lives like this.