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Do you find your right amount of routine to learn new work know how, music instrument, sports and languages?

The right amount of routine

When working and learning, the brain loves the energy-saving mode, combined with a tendency to routine activities. The brain strives for about 95% routine per day to maintain the energy-saving mode. The brain evaluates this routine positively and as a reward. This releases happiness hormones serotonin, they feel safe and good.

Too much routine

Too much routine or low level of improvisation in work and learning can be boring for some people and lead to under-stimulation.

Example :
In production, you perform the same hand movements 8 hours a day, e.g. to check the quality of materials.

Depending on early childhood imprinting, life experience, origin etc., the brain can evaluate too much routine as negative, in extreme cases as negative stress. The reward is missing, and this can lead to a reduced release of hormones such as serotonin; some people do not feel properly utilised.

Too little routine

On the other hand, too little routine or a high degree of improvisation when working and learning consumes too much energy in the brain.

For example, you have the same seat at work and your PC always starts. But the next day you have a new seat and your PC does not start because you have forgotten your password.

The brain evaluates this disturbance negatively, not as a reward and rather as negative stress. During stress, the brain releases the hormone cortisol. The energy consumption in the brain increases in order to search for and implement a solution.

First approach

On the one hand, properly dosed routines lead to reward, time seems to pass very quickly. On the other hand, one should try out many things with curiosity, improvise and gain new experiences. This keeps you mentally and physically fit and time seems to pass more slowly.

The trick is that reward tends to be higher than negative stress. I.e. a correctly dosed automation of routine processes tailored to personal character and professional experience is evaluated as positive and rewarded.
The right degree of automation saves energy in the brain. This energy reserve can be used for creative thought and action processes, especially for coping with unpredictable events.

The art of a right routine for your music, sports, languages etc.

Example languages

You need to have automated routine brain process to speak your foreign languages

Example advance in your music instrument

Thanks to your learning work technique you train your automated routine process and theory to improvise well (creative process) with endurance.

Example Ordering materials
With constant time pressure, supply chain interruptions and constant changes in the price of materials, you can quickly find and implement sustainably successful solutions thanks to stress-resistant employees and work processes. You have a solid basis on which to improvise.

This is a positive result of stress-resistant employees and work processes and techniques, which also exist in sport.

Example sports table tennis
A healthy degree of automation of movement sequences in ball sports makes one safe and uses less energy in the brain and muscle. More energy is available with high reaction and correct movements.

One automatically stands correctly to the ball and performs routine movements with the forehand. The ball comes differently than usual. One corrects the position to the ball and performs other movements with the backhand.

A first approach seems to be from experience : With the right degree of automation of thought and movement processes, one can improvise more successfully in case of surprises both at work and in sport.

HAGER tips to feel good

1. find out which routine and creative processes reward you sustainably with positive evaluation.

2. find out which routine and creative processes stress you negatively in the long term with a negative evaluation.

3. become aware of the cause and effect of rewards.

4. become aware of the cause and effect of negative stress.

5. try to keep reward greater than the negative stress associated with it and note the effect on a mental and physical level.

6. from your personal experience, sensitise yourself and note which effects of work processes you find pleasant.

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