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Save Your Brain: Use Routines

19 April 2013, by A. Cedilla

It’s funny how hearing a little soundbite on the TV about presidential fashion can turn into an in-depth analysis on the power of routines.

I mean, President Obama always wears classic suits when he attends official functions, and yet I never really noticed they were always blue or gray. Intrigued, I looked it up online:”Obama, style, blue suits.”

The search lead to to a Vanity Fair article from where I take the following quote (with emphasis added):

“The president does pick out his own clothes. But the president tells Lewis he sticks to wearing blue, gray and black suits not out of a lack of style or adventure, but to save his mind for other decisions. The president laments the fact that his life no longer has any spontaneity, but says he’s adapted. “My wife makes fun of how routinized I’ve become,” he says. “It’s not my natural state.”

Here’s this one passage as well:

You also need to remove from your life the day-to-day problems that absorb most people for meaningful parts of their day. “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” he said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” Continue reading Save Your Brain: Use Routines