Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

The assignment: “This week, show us something that’s a HABIT.”

I usually make a point of posting photos for these challenges with little to no commentary, but this week’s challenge left me wondering: What’s the difference between a habit and a routine?

A habit is something I do without thinking, like putting on my turn signal before I change lanes or clicking refresh on my blog stats. When ingrained, a routine is also something I do without thinking, but a routine is something that moves me through my day in a way a habit doesn’t. Habits stand alone, while routines are part of a larger plan.

Neither a habit nor a routine is that easy to photograph, though (at least not for me), so distinguishing between the two is irrelevant for a weekly photo challenge.

Habit #1: Pilling the Cat. (This is not an effective cat-pilling technique, incidentally.)

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Habit #2: Doing the dishes; specifically, stacking the dishes precariously in the drainer while talking to my sister on our habitual Tuesday-night phone call.

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2 comments

  1. jenyjenny · November 13, 2013

    I can relate to pilling the cat. One of our cats was diagnosed with diabetes, and pancreatitis, so we’ve been lately pilling AND shooting up the cat twice a day with insulin. Aaargh! Then concluding the twice a day routine with dishing up offal-smelling canned cat food! Makes it all worth it for the cat.

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