I recently got a copy of "Sacred Rites for Rejuvenation" by Samael Aun Weor because I am interested in figuring out how to incorporate physical rituals (a.k.a: exercise
) into my daily life, not to mention healthy routines in general! Most of my adult life I have avoided establishing routines such as regular times for sleep, diet, etc, because I had the idea that this would keep me more "on my toes" and conscious... unfortunately it hasn't exactly worked out that way.
I DO usually keep up on my responsibilities quite well (laundry, dishes, etc), and I don't feel like I have a dire "need" for regularity in my life (in fact I almost dread it), but I am coming to realize where having CERTAIN types of routines can keep one centered and focused on watching the mind and disintegrating the ego. I live in a house with my girlfriend and just that in itself has given me a great foundation to BEGIN the work (or perhaps just "the research" because I know there is a LOT of work to be done..) and I would like to use that momentum for positive things.
I've worked as a caregiver for a Autistic man who lives alone, for almost 3 years. I work 40 hours, 4 days a week, and have recently taken-on a 2nd job as a therapist for a young Autistic teenager on 2 of my days off.. so my weekly schedule is pretty different that most people's and the routines I DO have established are not of the healthy variety per se.. (caffeine, smoking, watching films etc) and I know that this is not a sustainable cycle that I want to remain inside of. I DO have some positive routines such as playing guitar and/or keyboard, singing, drawing, painting, writing poetry.. but true inspiration can sometimes be very fickle and fleeting and I know that my habits have something to do with that..
On the one hand, I have a lot of downtime during my typical week to play music/read/etc.. but there's also a lot of time to waste time on the internet, even when I think I'm "just doing research", all of a sudden 3 hours have passed, and I'm reading some bogus conspiracy theory or something worse, and I just feel.. spread out and without focus.. I'm catching-on to the mind-games that the "secret enemy" plays, but finding alternatives is quite another challenge..
I suppose I'm just looking for a suggestion on where to start in establishing a good foundation for daily living.
Thanks for your time and thoughts! :]