I've been in New Orleans since Monday, for Zapier's work retreat, and once again I become aware of how susceptible I am to a situational routine. What I mean by that is that when I'm at home, I fall into the same patterns and routines (wake up, check phone, read the same sites/apps, etc, etc).
Something as simple as not waking up in my own bed and all of a sudden I'm shaken out of my routine and barely even remember to do those things. Same goes for things that I stress about or feel that I must get done.
It's funny how being out of my element makes it easy to throw all of that out the window. I do wonder about how I can simulate this when I go back home. Not caring as much about stupid stuff, and getting out of routines that aren't doing me any good.
I do adopt some routines while traveling that I probably shouldn't. It's hard to turn down snacks when they're all right there, at my disposal. And I'm definitely not keeping up with my steps. That was one GOOD routine that I'd developed when I was home. I look forward to getting back to it (even though I'm all caught up on the show I've been watching on my walks). Guess I'll have to find a new show to "binge walk".