Taking a Chainsaw to the Stress of the Mundane

Routine procedures and actions assist us to simplify many aspects of life and allow us to perform things on autopilot.

Doing the same thing repeatedly can make it mundane and ordinary.

It’s ironic in a way that too much routine can be stressful. The stress is generated by boredom.

May I encourage you to break up some of those routines and to replace them (even temporarily) with some new things.

It might involve sitting at a different place at the dining room table, or listening to a radio station you have never previously experienced. Perhaps you could drive to work a different way or try a new food or drink.

Wherever possible take a chainsaw to your routine (figuratively speaking).

Too much routine can dull the brain and rob life of zest and excitement and it may even increase the probability of neural pathology.

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