This doesn’t sounds like a big deal and it actually isn’t. I’m pleased to say this is something that causes me no anxiety whatsoever. It is different for me though because I walk the same route to work everyday. I leave at the same time and I pass the same people at the same points.
A 19th century horror movie has been filming the last week of so the next street over from me so today I thought I’d walk through the set. They’d covered the streets in dirt to make them look old. It was muddy and I regretted it.
I think changing your routine no matter how slight is a good habit to get into. It helps prepare you for larger changes that might come your way. Things like a new job, or moving away. Or moving away for a new job. But that would be crazy.