Carpe Diem purports that life should be new, vibrant and exciting on a daily basis. Why is it that we all settle into routines that are at best predictable, and often mundane?

Homo sapiens is a higher life-form, existing at a frequency above the creatures of the sea and land. One of the key differentiating factors is the ability to alter our routines or habits, to learn from our mistakes and from history thereby creating and enjoying a better lifestyle.

My children’s lives are a series of routines and habits. Upon awakening, they adopt the position termed the -˜downward facing dog.’ With smiles extended all the way to their tails they greet the day, the household and the cat should they find him.

Leave dinner time later than normal, and this error is quickly noted by pathetic looks, until the meal is served. These things are habits. They make a -˜dog’s life’ very cosy indeed. Is that really all bad?

Habits that have a negative impact on our personality, lives or friends are many and varied. Some can be more lecherous than a blue-ringed octopus. They can be changed or removed from our lives altogether.

Clubs or groups such as the member clubs of Team Sydney often are the vehicle for change; motivating us to participate for the good of the team as well as our own wellbeing.

If our routines and habits allow the successful completion of chores, work or exercise in an efficient manner, it allows more free time to do things that are for pure enjoyment.

Making our sporting habits and experiences fun is the prime reason for the existence of Team Sydney’s member clubs.

To meet new people, exercise in a fun setting or to join unusual and amazing social activities; click and find: www.teamsydney.org.au

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