This is not a thread about a thread, but is inspired by a comment on another one about not watching daytime TV because of something the poster's mother used to say.
I was chatting to a friend the other day, and she made a similar (but different) comment about what she called 'self-imposed life rules', and the thread on here reminded me. Obviously we all have standards about all sorts of things that we just automatically do or don't do, but I wonder how many people impose 'rules' on themselves when they don't need to?
My mum sets an alarm so she doesn't 'oversleep' past 7.00 am. She is 90, lives alone and as far as I can see there is no reason why she needs to be up at 7.00 if she is still asleep. I'm not criticising, however - it is entirely her choice - but I find it interesting.
The friend I mentioned will 'allow' herself to watch TV before 7.00pm, but only if it is News, Parliament Channel or a similarly informative programme. Entertainment has to happen after 7.00 pm, which seems to me arbitrary, particularly in a lockdown when our routines are disrupted anyway.
Do you have rules? I'm not just meaning for TV watching, but anything. Food, clothing, whatever. Do you do things just because your mother did, or do you reason that the world has changed and rules should change with it?
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