The results of my experiment have certainly had life altering effects. They have become aspects of my life that I do not plan to change. I look forward to waking up early for my daily routine. I enjoy the effects that these small changes have made on my days. I appreciate the positive changes and recognize the room that I still have to grow, specifically in terms of my eating habits. To close I will end with a quote from Sri Swami Satchidananda in regards to having a daily routine. This quote best summarizes how my perspective on my daily tasks has changed and why. I no longer overly anticipate checking off my daily practices from my to-do list, rather I spend more time experiencing the joy contained within each activity.
“Whatever job or practice you have been doing, do it on a regular basis. If you miss doing it daily, you will have to catch up on doing it the next day. The longer the gap, the more effort and time it will take to catch up. Even while trying to catch up you are putting pressure on yourself and you may start losing the joy of doing your project”- Sri Swami Satchidananda