It is so important to have routines for your business and your life, if you want easy success.
Have you noticed that it gets harder to make decisions toward the end of the day? You’re too tired to figure out what to have for dinner or what to watch on TV. That’s because, we all have a finite amount of decisions that we can make in any one day. Routines can help!
Knowing that helps us prioritize. We can cut out a lot of decision making by implementing routines. That way we save our decision making for the important stuff. It also frees brain space for more creative and productive thinking. Routines are a great strategy. Routines help simplify our lives. A lot of our daily stress is reduced with routines.
Chances are you already have a morning routine. You get up, you stretch, get your coffee or check email. Maybe you have a high protein shake before heading into the shower. Let’s expand on that.
If you create a “uniform” for yourself or plan your outfits a week in advance, you don’t even have to think about what to wear. You just grab a pair of pants and a shirt, or a skirt, tights and sweater and off you go. Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook is notorious for wearing the same t-shirt and jeans every day.
Implement some routines into your workday wherever possible. Meal planning helps you figure out what meals to fix and eat. A cleaning schedule makes sure you stay on track with your household chores without you having to spend any valuable decision-making skills in the process.
Wrap your day up with a bedtime routine that not only helps when you’re too tired to make smart choices, it also helps you fall asleep more easily. What works for your toddler works for you as well. Create your own sleep routine.
Come up with a few calming things that help you slow down and get ready for sleep. Read a book, listen to some music or wind down with a cup of herbal tea.
Sit down with a pen and piece of paper and think about what parts of your day and week you can turn into routines. Write the down and create daily to-do lists for yourself until you’ve established these new routines.
Spending a little bit of time creating routines will make your day run a lot smoother. You might just find yourself less stressed and get more done during your productive hours. And that’s a wonderful thing. It allows you to save plenty of decision making for the fun stuff like figuring out what hike to go on, what movie to watch or what card game to play.
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