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Today I Love The Return To Routines

home made bread
Mmmmmmm, good morning.

Today I love the return to routines, though they aren’t exciting or always fun, they are reassuring in their familiarity. I love the little things that keep the world spinning perfectly balanced on its axis so that the things we perceive as big can be attended to. I love this second day of 2018 and its determined proof that we are serious about getting this year right, else we would have awoken to a completely different day. I love that history is only what has happened up until this point in time and therefore this point in time is the future that we worried about historically, therefore we know how history turned out thus far, and all we need to do is consider that history and this result when we plan for the future. I love that this sounds too easy and simple to be true and yet it may well be that the reason we keep failing is that we don’t consider the past and the present when we act toward the future. I love that I’ve decided to pay more attention in my life to the past and the present and how that might relate to the future.

Today I love that so much of my day will be spent catching up with things that we set aside during the break. I love that the booster pack I bought for almost nothing long ago still works and I’ll be able to get to the garage with the car with the dead battery in it while the truck goes to work in the car’s place for a day or so. I love that the driveways kept themselves reasonably use-able over the holidays with the minimal attention they got. I loved seeing that big old truck roll through the plow swath at the end of the drive this morning as if there was nothing there, there’s a reason I was encouraged to get a truck again instead of a little car, and that might be part of it right there. I love that the big old truck got us to the city and back on Saturday and it was quite a sight with the big old snowblower in the back for weight.

Today I love the smell of freshly baked, home made bread when we got up this morning. I love the good old used bread maker that seemed to be practically brand new when we bought it and works perfectly, and I love that the timer works and that the ingredients I measured out last night were a perfectly formed and heavenly smelling loaf of “sandwich white” this morning. I love fresh bread.

Today I love sipping coffee and eating fresh, buttered bread while the driveway waits patiently for me to come clean it out.

Today I Love The Return To Routines

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

email me at ADHD Man

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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2018). Today I Love The Return To Routines. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 23, 2018, from


Last updated: 2 Jan 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Jan 2018
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