WHILE DRIVING UP THE RAMP TO YOUR DAILY “INTERSTATE,” HERE ARE 3 SIDE-BY-SIDE PRINCIPLES TO CONSIDER:

(1)  Good routine is useful and efficient.

(2)  Sometimes it really doesn’t have to be done that way.

(3)  Cutting back or cutting out is often wise and sometimes brilliant.

          One of these may strike a bell as to what you should do next.  Choose wisely.

Sometimes the unbelievably simple isn’t.  And sometimes it really helps to hear–or see–from someone else what you already know.  You aren’t alone if you visit here.  Thank you for choosing wisely.   Enough.  –JKII    That’s me (or “I,” in a fusty moment.)  ["fusty"?  Look it up.]

A late addendum:  Just the day after I prepped this Post and, as lightweight as it may be, it affected me–personally–in a dramatic way.  I’m a creature of habit (good and bad).  I woke up suddenly, earlier than usual and headed out to one of my secret breakfast getaways.  Principle #2, from the time I woke up drove me to spend an hour-and-a-half writing fast and furious about something I could never write about before, but wanted to, for a bit more than 30 years.  (I know almost the exact time in this case.)  And now I’m one-half way through it.  I didn’t feel guilty about jettisoning my routine, because, you know, “sometimes it really doesn’t have to be done that way.”