Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 95: On Being Adult Babies & the Hidden Magic of Being Boring


On this week’s episode of the podcast, Tracey and I are talking all about routine, being boring, & the idea of re-parenting yourself in adulthood. The question around which this discussion revolves is:  Does “boring” routine actually give you more space to be interesting and creative? This is the topic

Specific topics discussed include:

  • Why Tracey and I both love routine
  • Why we resist routine
  • How routine frees up brain space
  • Routine as a way to re-parent yourself
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Learning safety, predictability, and trust in the first three years of life
  • We all have gaps from our childhood
  • Routine build self-trust
  • Not keeping commitments to yourself and self betrayal
  • We can get addicted to chaos
  • Creating new habits and routines gets easier the more you do it
  • Distinguishing between intuition and resistance
  • Decision fatigue and how routine mitigates against this
  • Discipline equals freedom but not rigidity
  • And more!

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Cayly’s instagram post about routine

John Bowlby and attachment theory

Dr. Nicole LePera, the holistic psychologist on Instagram

The Self Betrayal Cycle

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