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Column: Lovely Lola

Planners that keep their ducks in a row take flight

I have always lived off of the calendar. I keep all my practices, events, and my life in my calendar.

I hold my life in a simple routine. Every Monday, I have two hours of practice at 8 p.m. Tuesday I have lifting and practice, and Wednesday I have off. I always know what my week is going to consist of. Wake up, get ready, eat, go to school, go home, do homework, eat, go to hockey, go home, and go to bed. Every day I eat the same breakfast and the same lunch. I thrive on a routine.

Over the summer, I started getting really bad stomach problems because of my lack of consistency. I would eat different foods for breakfast and lunch, and my days were inconsistent with how active I would be. Physically I thrive on a routine.

When I am getting ready for school, I do the same exact thing every morning. I have three alarms set, and I normally get up to the last one. I start and end every day with a routine.

Sometimes it’s easy to get bored of what I do, which is why I have my friends. They are very spontaneous people, which is not a bad thing, but it’s harder for me to have the urgency to go when I don’t know what the plan is. Socially, I thrive when I have a set plan with structure.

Astrologically speaking, my star sign is a Libra. The Libra star sign is represented by the balance scales. Having a good schedule and a routine keeps my scales balanced. However, when something throws off my routine, it throws off my scales; things become unbalanced and my day or week gets off-set.

My life is set up in these calendar days and routines within them because I wouldn’t be able to succeed without them. It’s easy going through weeks when you know exactly what you are going to do and what is going to happen.

It is basic psychology that humans thrive off of a routine because we are people of habit. People do these routines because they feel natural, but in reality they are reducing stress and giving people control of their lives.






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Lola Brama
My name is Lola Brama. I am a senior at Grayslake North High School. At school, I am the vice president of the Student Council, a captain for girls golf, and I participate in NHS, Link Crew, Knights United, French Club, Tutoring, Environmental Club, and the Newspaper. Outside of school, I play travel girls hockey for the Glenview Stars u19 team. I am looking forward to learning more about becoming an editor and being able to write the newspaper for the first time.

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