Happiness isn’t routine. It’s spontaneous.

Routine clicks along
Throughout the day,
Avoiding fresh ideas
Along the way.

Rethink outside the rut! It is insensitive to innovation. Routine rigorously rejects creativity. Too much routine rigidly structures life and shuts down spontaneity. The atrophy of spontaneity then completes the cycle leading back to humdrum routine.

Routine makes life seem ordinary. It blinds us to the many extraordinary things that surround us. Happiness isn’t routine. It’s spontaneous.

Routine is the route that runs through the rut of mindless repetition. It can easily become a daily parade of dullness. Routine and monotony blend into boredom. The worst routine is mind-routine–letting your brain never gain the desire to think beyond its programming. Atrophy and complacency follow closely behind routine.

Routine can be a chain that holds people back from the art and adventure of creativity. To reawaken your creativity, begin to frequently reroute your routine. With no goals to passionately pursue, life quickly settles into the rust of routine. Anything that rocks and rattles your routine gives you an opportunity to be more creative.

Because they feel like their routine will threatened, many people refuse to listen to or consider a new point of view. Every day you neglect to learn something new strengthens your captivity to routine. When routine rules out spontaneity, real joy becomes a rarity.

Routine reduces life to mere repetition. It requires no thought, no hope, no decision making, no creativity–nothing but running in a daily rut. Daily routine easily becomes a mindless process that’s repeated until death. Make your life more than that!

There's so much to be seen
Beyond the machine
Of your daily routine.
Step out of the ravine
And see the unseen.
Happiness isn't routine. It's spontaneous.
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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