Mondays are just young Fridays

Aren’t we all creatures of habit?
What we do; how we do it; and when we do it, are all a function of what we’ve done in the past.
Everything, however, is subject to change.
We, as human beings, are subject to change.
Last week I changed my sock and underwear drawer. It was not a monumental change, but one I felt necessary. I’ve been thinking of efficiencies lately.
When I first moved into my current home, I began unpacking into the drawers of the dresser. Being left-handed, I began on the top left-hand side. I just felt right to use the left side drawer. It felt natural. This would be the drawer I would, by its very nature, use most often.
Thing is, the drawer was the furthest reach, the greatest distance, from the closet where the remainder of my clothes hang. After a year or two I decided it was time to change it all up.
Really, it is only a few extra steps over. Things is, when you are rushing to get dressed (as I am most mornings), and you haven’t yet had a cup of coffee, and you are still undecided on what you will be wearing (aside from socks and underwear), those few steps can make a difference.
It is all about efficiency.
It was not a major change. In fact, for the next few days, or when I was in a rush to pack for the weekend, I still returned to the original drawer. This was a habit.
I’ve still got to get into the habit of now using the right drawer, and habits take time.
When you make a change, it should be for the better.
Change should be about efficiency.
Think about your daily habits: the route you drive to work, when you squeeze in a workout, what time you go to bed. Everything we do, and how we do it, is a part of how we control our lives. We can’t control everything, and often we spend time thinking we can.
Focus instead on controlling what you can. Habits can be controlled; it just may take time.
Good habits take more time to build than bad habits do to dissipate.
It may be worthwhile taking the time.
01/15/2018                                             j.g.l.

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