Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In following routine, I find much satisfaction, even contentment, ticking off a task once done. A remnant of the “should” mentality... Or just that, comfort,knowin you're doing ok--comfort like an old chair or t shirt
Today I re-started a thanks journal.

5 comments:

mark drago said...

the pleasure of small contentments is sometimes all we have...

PipeTobacco said...

Austere:

A "Thanks Journal" is a wonderful idea! I will have to contemplate how to incorporate something similar in my life.

Thank you!

PipeTobacco
http://frumpyprofessor.blogspot.com

AmitL said...

Same here...the ticking tasks done part.:)
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Re. a Thanks journal-have been wanting to begin one since quite some time..maybe this'll inspire me.

63mago said...

I do not know what a thanks-journal is. But I know about the certainity and consolation of routine. A fixed point, an idea of reliability, of "surety" (if this word exists), certainity.
There is always the demand in the back of the head, the "you should have done this" ... but the routine is also a tool for me, the assertion that I am still here, I still exist.

austere said...

herr mago magician, I think routine frees up time for doing what is unique and non-routine, at least in my case, and tells my mind I'm on track for the day...but then I'm a qualified eccentric. :)