TO ROUTINE OR NOT TO ROUTINE

 

Don’t get stuck in a routine. Change. Adapt. Do something new. Be different.

We keep hearing this as we are growing – in college, at work, both in our professional and in our personal life. Always tried to live my this mantra – change to survive. 

Recently visited my parents – and was amazed at how contented they were in their daily routine. They had a fixed daily schedule every day – day after day. Get up at 5 am – go for a walk – come back at 6.30 and take a small nap – have breakfast by 8.30 – have a bath – go downstairs to the bakery they manage – each of them taking turns to go – have lunch by 2 – afternoon siesta – back to the bakery in the evening – watch some shows on TV at night – dinner – mom cuts up some fresh fruits for Dad after dinner – sleep. Next day the very same routine. They have been doing this for decades now without a change. Dad is fairly old – leading a very productive ‘routine’ life. 

And they are happy. And content.

So what’s wrong with not changing and sticking to a routine. 

As part of his daily routine Dad makes a glass of buttermilk just before his afternoon nap. The tumbler, a churner, curds and water is kept ready for him at the designated time.

And he sets into motion. 

Learn his art of making buttermilk – captured surreptitiously.

Steps To Make A Glass Of Buttermilk

Take a glass tumbler, a churner and a bowl of curds…

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Scoop the curds into the glass tumbler.

Gently and gingerly at first…

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and then…

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let it all go.

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Churn it will all your might…

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Add some water…

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and churn some more…

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Check its consistency…

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Take a small break…

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And then enjoy the drink…

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Have a snack along the way…

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And gulp it all down…

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Job done. Off for an afternoon siesta.

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