Gretchen Rubin

“If You Do the Same Thing Every Day at the Same Time For the Same Length of Time…”

“If You Do the Same Thing Every Day at the Same Time For the Same Length of Time…”

“If you do the same thing every day at the same time for the same length of time, you’ll save yourself from many a sink. Routine is a condition of survival.”

--Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being, letter to “A,” February 10, 1962

Here, O'Connor was specifically talking about the habit of writing; she wrote every morning for three hours, in the same place at the same time. How about you? Do you find accomplishing certain things to be easier if you regularly do them the same way? Or do you find routine stifling? I love routine.

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