Why you need to create a routine

 

Are you constantly putting things off until the end of the day, only to get home to not do anything productive?

We all have promised ourselves we’d do something once we get home or later, and let’s be honest, it usually doesn’t get done. Instead, we find ourselves in this vicious circle of procrastination and never finding the energy or time to do anything.

Hearing stories of major CEO’s waking up at 4am or sayings like “Everyone has the same amount of 24 hours in the day as you” always sound great and so far fetched that you can’t relate.

You may not be a morning person or a night person, but you can definitely benefit from finding the time and creating a  routine that works for you.

Let’s face it, if we can wake up excited for a 7am flight, we can wake up excited for a chance to become more productive.

In order to become more consistent, build successful habits and improve with time management, a routine needs to be created and maintained. Routines are the secret sauce to creating a lifestyle you want.

In order to create a routine that works best for you, you need to identify what you want to change and how it will benefit you.

  1. Choose the time you want your routine
  • Morning, afternoon or night.
  • Pro tip: When are you most productive

2. Pick a few things you are most peaceful doing

  • Journaling
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • Reading

3. Plan ahead

  • Pick one day a week to organize your routine

A sample of my morning routine, I wanted to implement more self care to my life, so I sacrifice sleep to be there for myself and ensure I start my days putting myself first.

5:30 am – 6:00 am Silence/Meditation – Setting intentions for the day

6:05 am – 6:30 am Reading/Writing – Setting the tone for my mental health for the day

6:45 am 7:30 am Exercise – Boost my energy and mood

7:45 am – 8:00 am Smoothie – Enjoying my first chance of nutrients in peace without distractions

8:00 am – Start my day relaxed and accomplished

I hope this helps!