Building a routine that not only fits your lifestyle but also pushes you to achieve your highest potential is absolutely necessary if you want to be successful in any area of your life.
Just think, when you start going to the gym, you usually start to fall into a natural routine of what exercises you do and when.
Now think of how much more success you would see if you went into the gym with a set routine that you knew would give you the best results every single time.
Instead of relying on your memory, cementing a routine in a journal, phone, or computer will help to not only keep you accountable but also to keep you on track with the success you are striving for.
There are different types of routines too; your life is composed of morning routines, night routines, eating routines, and even routines that you aren’t aware you do.
Let’s talk about 5 ways that routines can add value to your life and dip into why they are critical if you want to find success in any area of life.
1. You will have built-in accountability.
What better way to hold yourself accountable than by putting a set routine on your schedule?
You’ll be able to tell the difference between the days in which you perform your routine and days that you miss it.
2. You will sleep better.
Having a night routine has changed the way that I live my life. Not only does it make me sleep better, but it helps me allocate time for myself even on days that are hectic.
3. You will have less stress.
If you knew that every day you performed a routine that included exercise, eating healthy, and washing your face, you could at least say you did something.
Sometimes that all we need to alleviate some of that stress that our daily lives bring about.
4. You will improve routine tasks as time goes on.
Just like anything, practice gets you close to perfect. Doing your daily routines every day or at least most days will let you get progressively better at the tasks that you perform during that said routine.
5. You will be able to get more done in a shorter period of time.
It’s amazing how much more you achieve when you set a time block for yourself to achieve it.
My morning routine starts at 4:30 AM and runs until about 8:00 AM. This includes exercise, gratitude, walking my dog, getting dressed and ready, etc.
I give myself plenty of time in the morning before anyone else is up to do what makes me happiest. If I want to study, pre-write emails, or anything else, I have time to do that as well.
I hope that this inspired you to create a routine for yourself. Let me know how it goes, and I’ll talk to you all next week!