The Rewards of Routine

I heard the other day from Dr. Oz that people who eat the same breakfast every morning are more likely to maintain their ideal weight than people who go scrounging for different things to eat every morning. Since I'm a lover of a wide variety of breakfast foods, I had a hard time swallowing that little fact. Still, I do see the value of building routine into my life.

Now when Daniel knew that the document 
was signed, he entered his house...
and he continued kneeling on his knees 
three times a day, praying and giving thanks 
before his God, as he had been doing previously.
Daniel 6:10

The very word "routine" sounds boring to many folks. But I'm not advocating turning every moment of your day into routine humdrum. I'm simply suggesting, no, strongly advocating, that small routines sprinkled throughout your day can grant you multiple perks, including the benefit of delightful variety.

Here are just a few of the benefits you could gain from working some routine into your family's lives. Notice I said, "could." These are no guarantees, but chances are, with a little persistence, you could really reap some fruit from routine.


What routines have benefited you and how? I'd love to hear from you.

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