Staying on Track: A Voyage to the Internal Mechanisms of Routine Persistence

Martin Schulz

Routines are a dominant feature of human existence. We use routines when we walk, talk, read, answer the phone, or write an email. It is hard to think of any domain of activity that does not involve some kind of routine. Even innovation, improvisation, and thinking involve routines. Our engagement with routines is so vast, it is almost nauseating. It seems we are essentially Gurdjieffian meat machines, sleepwalking through our lives with eyes wide shut.

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