The Less Routine the More Life

"The less Routine the More Life"- Amos Bronson Alcott

When I first heard Amos Bronson Alcott's motivational quote, it made me stop and think.

What was Amos trying to say? What did he want to accomplish by saying those 6 words?

What does it mean for me?

The less we become “slaves” to our jobs and “obligations” the more we can live and allow opportunities into our lives.

It is frustrating when we know what we want to accomplish but we don't know how to make our goals happen but we should never give up on our dreams.

My dream is to build a helpful and useful website for English learners (and I think I am on my way) but sometimes life gets in the way (work, responsibilities, the flu...)

The way I deal with it is trying to prioritize and really analyzing my time. Am I really as busy as I think? I am now using “google calender” from my gmail account and I have found that I get more done.

I can see what my weekly responsibilities are but I can also create reminders and tasks for each week. It feels VERY good when I can cross off one of my tasks as being finished. (Writing this month's newsletter is now finally complete as well).

Watch this really cool interpretation of someone's morning routine.

I believe that we sometimes become too comfortable with our routines and the fear of change or the unknown stops us from trying new things or welcoming new opportunities in our lives.  So the idea of "the less routine the more life" makes perfect sense.

This happens frequently with jobs - people don't take risks because they fear being unemployed and unable to pay the bills - and also in relationships. (What else do you become to comfortable with?)

What I am most interested in is how this idea can influence your English.

How does routine effect you learning English?
Do you have a hard time fitting English into your schedule?

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Now that you have heard my interpresation of the quote and what it means...I am curious to know what you think.

Do you agree with my interpretation or do you see it as saying something totally different.

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Change is the Key to Success :D 
You're absolutely right!! If it exceed a certain limit, routine can not be just boring but destroying as well. It makes you lose the real meaning of …

Less Routine 
routine is a monster that absorbs life if there is no a dynamic attitude. Get out of enjoyable things, things that really fascinate you.

My interpretation of the quote 
I think that he wants to say, routines are bad for your health, and if you don't have a lot of them, you will live more time. If you don't have routines …

Break routines to become more creative! 
Hi Diana and all visitors, I totally agree with you, and I really think if we want to improve and feel like we are growing during all our life, we have …

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