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Routine and Ritual: Two Pillars as We Age

There are two support patterns that help to structure our lives--routine and ritual, and they are not the same. Routine means habits that give form to our daily lives--brushing our teeth, changing our underwear, eating at specific times, making appointments. Routine requires discipline, and it begins very early. It sustains us as we age. We organize pills according to day and quantity. We write things down on our calendars. It helps relieve the anxiety about "What do I do next?" or "What was I supposed to do today?"

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