People tend to build a routine. It consist of what you do when you wake up in the morning, have coffee, get ready to leave, the road/ route to work, starting your work, finishing work and going back home or going out. Doing the same things over and over again.
The advantage is that by doing so you will tend to spend less energy while doing the things that you have got to do anyway and you are not that interested in. It’s more comfortable and if you do them long enough you will soon do them on auto-pilot. This will allow you to save energy and focus on the important things you have to do.
The reverse of the medal is that the human body is a constantly adapting organism. Our life-style shapes it and the way it works. Once you have built a routine your body will get lazy and the energy you think you save won’t actually be there any more because your body will get lazy.
This will lead to you walking to work and not even realizing how you got there, without noticing changes that happen on the way – shops that change, a new painting on a wall, a new sign, a pink car on the way. Routine will slowly transform a person from an alert one into a half-asleep one.
If you like living life and things going by without you even noting them, then, by all means, build yourself routines, as many as you can. On the other hand, if you like to constantly be aware, to notice everything around you, then forget about routines. Constantly change your route to work, go to sleep and wake up at different hours, do something different each day.
Surprise your body and your mind. This will keep them alert and always ready for the new challenges ahead.