Recently I had to temporarily re-arrange my bedroom. It was necessary for me to move the bed to a different part of the room and then re-arrange other things in that room.
It was then I realized I suffer from SRS -- Severe Routine Syndrome. SRS is also know as "BIAR" -- being in a rut! (Note: All the pictures on this post are representative only - they are not mine.)
For more years than I can remember, my bedroom has always been arranged in pretty much the same way. I always have a night stand on each side of the bed, a chair, a tall lamp, and so forth.
My dresser and chest of drawers are always in the position in the room. In fact, I always want the same type of hutch/mirror on top of my dresser.
I realized that extends to other parts of my house, too. My living room is always arranged in the same order. TV in the corner, sofa and chair just so, various lamps and end tables in certain places and lots and lots of hanging plants.
As I walked through my house I discovered my kitchen and other rooms were the same as they have been for many years. God forbid the coffee maker be in any other place than right where it is! Soup cans and pasta always go here and other things go there and dishes are always in the same place.
I have driven the same exact type of car since 1980 (newer models but the same manufacturer).
I am not sure if SRS is a good thing or not. I suppose if it interferes with my ability to live my life it is bad. But, then again, I would not be happy unless I could do things the same way, every day! (Kind of a circle, isn't it?!)
I don't want to drive a different type of car - I like mine very much. I don't want to re-arrange my furniture - I like things the way they are!
I would not be opposed to doing things differently or driving a different type of car, etc., but doing things the same way all the time is comfortable and there is no reason for me to change how I do things.
I have even lived in Iowa my entire life. I have traveled a bit over the years but I like living here and have no interest in moving.
Well, wait a moment. We are supposed to get 5 to 9 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow and then strong winds and temps way, way below zero. This will be the third blizzard in the last month....
Maybe my SRS is not as severe as I thought!
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PS If you think you are suffering from SRS, do something to break out of that mode! Take a trip! Be spontaneous! Do something crazy! I was thinking I might do something really off the wall -- maybe move the coffee pot to a different part of the kitchen!