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(DAY 62) Back to the routine

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Gaurav Parashar

Morning routine

In time away from Gurgaon, the first thing to be disrupted is the morning routine. It is primarily because of two reasons - late nights with family/friends and absence of a go-to swimming pool in Jaipur.

I have a new found respect for an early morning schedule. A late morning schedule is inferior compared to an early morning schedule for the following reasons:

  1. If you get up early, you get a lot more time for yourself and to do things you enjoy.
  2. Mornings are quieter and calmer. In summers, the temperature is better too.
  3. Meditating in mornings helps me in being mindful. Evening meditations aren't as satisfying for me.
  4. It is a lot easier to organize and plan your day in the morning focusing on the most important activities.

Back to routine after a week

The whole of the last week was spent in Jaipur and I ended up getting up much later than the usual 5:30 am. I am a creature of habit and the morning routine of swim, stretch, meditation is something I missed dearly. It feels nice to be back to the routine of ending the day by 10pm and reading for 30 minutes each night.

The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.