Are you a creature of habit?

United States
June 24, 2008 2:03am CST
I think we all have certain routines we get use to. Have you ever been out during the day doing something like playing, hiking, working in the yard and had to clean up before you went to bed? Did you find yourself doing the same things as if you were getting ready to go to work? I did, I took a shower, fixed my hair and put on de-stink stuff, but where was I going? I'm a creature of habit. Are you like this? Please tell me I'm not alone.
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@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jun 08
higitfiddleplayer no you are not alone, I got up, took a shower, and did my hair, and all just to sit here and mylot 'as I am retired now so no going to work. i did forget my lipstick howerever. lol. but I did the anti stink bit also. lol again. just habit with me.
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I think many of us are like this. Years ago I lost track of my days. I got up early every morning and did my routine and headed to work. One day I got there, usual time, only to find the doors locked and the parking lot empty! I sat there for about 30 minutes not understanding why no one was showing up. Finally I drove home, only to find my husband there asking me why I was going to work on a Sunday morning! LOL Then there was the time period that I car pooled with my hubby to work for awhile. But one day I drove to work while he was out of town. I went out to get my ride home, but he wasn't there. I sat and waited and waited. Finally a coworker came by and said hey - isn't that your car parked outside? :P Did I mention I'm a blonde??? And the last one is so stupid I don't even have the guts to list it. LMAO
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• United States
25 Jun 08
Welcome to myLot. Forgeting you drove to work is about as bad as forgeting where you parked, even when you have an asigned parking spot.
@nupats (3564)
• India
24 Jun 08
hi dear this is excatly wt i do besides getting dressed i also wear my shoes and stay n them..i am still worse at night 10pm i will rmember tht my cupboard is in a mess and i start straightening it my husband gets so irritated but it is a habit i cant help..
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• United States
25 Jun 08
I could straighten and clean 24/7, you're not alone.
• United States
24 Jun 08
I'm a bigtime creature of habit. I do sometimes find myself doing things I don't need to do, but do out of habit. I hate any change to my routine. I don't like surprises. I just don't like change...lol. A perfect day for me is one that goes just as planned.
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• United States
24 Jun 08
Me too. I need control no matter how silly it seems to somebody else.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
25 Jun 08
I'm very much a creature of habit. I do everything in the same order in the morning after I get up, and when I turn my computer on, I even check things in the same order. I really don't like change at all, and it makes me feel a bit panicky. If we book a holiday a couple of months ahead, I worry about all the things that might go wrong - and have to be at the airport three hours early just in case! I definitely have to make sure all the washing up is done before going to bed, too - I could never leave dirty dishes until the morning!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
24 Jun 08
you are not alone , believe me. i think everybody is that way to an extene & there's nothing wrong with it as long as you are open to change if it's for the better.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
24 Jun 08
Many, many times I have set off in the car to go somewhere, and found myself half way to the office before I come to my senses and realise I had a different destination in mine completely.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I guess this sounds rather prudish, but I like to clean up even if I don't have to go to work. My hair doesn't need much fixing, as I pretty much just give it a shake, but I like to keep it washed more or less regularly. Me, too. Hubby is more a habit kind of person than I am. I like to shake it up a little. We thought when we retired that maybe we would wake up early and thing we had to get ready for work or wake up late and be startled as in "Oh, no, we are late!" but that didn't happen. Whee, we are free!
• United States
25 Jun 08
Congrats!
@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jun 08
Hi I suppose in many ways I am, I have my normal routine in the mornings every day of the week rather than just work days but other than that I go with the flow so don't have too many other routines. I don't do the weekly wash on a particular day or the housework or anything like that, it is when I feel like it or the weather is good for drying that type of thing. Ellie :D
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I'm a creature of habit in that I'm always picking up other peoples' garbage. I walk to the store from the parking lot, I'm picking up garbage along the way to deposit in the garbage container in front of the store. I walk my dog, again, picking up garbage along the way. I do this so often it's 2nd nature for me. My way of do my lil part in having a cleaner environment.
@siddiqali (632)
• India
25 Jun 08
Yup,I am a creature of habit.I have made a routine of everydays work and it has become a habit for me whether it may me studying,playing or hanging around but i has become a habit.
• India
24 Jun 08
I can assure you are not alone. I'm also with you in this thing of being habituated of doing the same things. This is a common habit in most of the people that they get up early, brush their teeth, do some exercise, take shower, have breakfast and go to work or college. I do all these things as a daily routine and some days I don't even realise that its Sunday and I can take rest for that day. This is a very common scene can be seen in most of the people's life. I once again assure you are not alone. Have a nice day !
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Jun 08
Hi gitfiddleplayer, I can assure you that you are not alone. I think most of us are creatures of habit, I know I am. Blessings.
24 Jun 08
Yes every morning I do the same routine even if not my work day because I just know that certain things need doing so I do them and then later I think ''when did I do that?'' lol
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
24 Jun 08
Oh yes, I am a creature of habit - but I think most of us are, if we would admit it! I do the same things every day, in the same routine, whether I am going out, or not!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
24 Jun 08
lol ^_^ I guess i'm not as bad.. hehe ^_^ BEcause i'm out everyday at the same timing, so it does not affect me as much.. hhe ^_^ But there are instances whereby normally i will eat out and never at home, there was once i was home really hungry and i tot i just eaten while i was out.. SO i just shower and sleep.. HOwever the next day when i woke up, i realize i din have my dinner at all.. lol +D