Tips for Building Routine

You can build a routine through habit stacking. You probably already practice habit stacking without even knowing it. If you wake up, take a shower, use shampoo, then conditioner, dry off and get dressed, you’re a stacker. Perhaps you stack in the evening by brushing your teeth, washing your face and reading a book before bed. You can probably identify little pockets of habit stacks throughout your day.

Here’s how you can build a routine :

  • Pick a time and location – All habit stacking routines revolve around a specific location, time of day or combination of both.
  • Build one routine at a time – It reduces the amount of depletion on your willpower. Focus on a new routine for a month before making any changes or additions.
  • Start with small wins. When you start with the easiest habit, you will feel a sense of accomplishment that will make starting and completing the next habit easier.
  • Create a logical checklist – All the habits should work together and flow into each other seamlessly.
  • Have the reason why – The best way to make sure you don’t wait a habit stacking routine is to have a reason why behind each individual action. This reason should be genuine and important to you.
  • Be accountable – There are a variety of ways for you to do this, including posting your progress on social media accounts or telling friends and family members about your habit stacking.
  • Create small, enjoyable rewards – Rewards, as long as they are small and have a positive long term impact, can be great motivators in getting through your routine each day.
  • Focus on repetition – Repetition of the routine builds muscle memory to the point where you follow the routine, each day, without fail.

Reference : http://www.habitstacking.com/build-habit-stacking-routine/

16 Comments Add yours

  1. gpavants says:

    Hi Garima,

    I was just talking to a few creative folks about finding time to be creative. These every practical tips are a huge deal. I think many creatives might see the structure as hampering, but really it creates pockets of creativity if allowed to. Thanks for sharing.

    Hey, I don’t know if I have asked, but would consider being on our podcast sometime? We would of course do it through Zoom. Sharing your productivity and practical health tips are what we think nerds, geeks, and creatives need. Just something to consider.

    Thank you,

    Gary

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    1. Garima says:

      I would love to Gary. Just let me know when. It would be great if you could chose a topic for me and then proof read the content, since it’s your student population:):)

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      1. gpavants says:

        I will let you know. I meet with our podcasters next week. Thank you.

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      2. Garima says:

        Looking forward. Thank you.

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  2. iamvhardik says:

    A definitely needed post. Since the coronavirus has affected the globe daily routines have gone for a toss.

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    1. Garima says:

      Ah yes Hardik. It can sound counter-intuitive but developing a daily routine can help us to feel more in control of everything, and help us to make room for all that’s important. Routine can aid our mental health. It can help us to cope with change, to form healthy habits, and to reduce our stress levels.

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  3. Love this. While reading I was thinking of my morning habit stacking routine which involves me enjoying a cup of coffee after all previous habits are done. Kinda my reward for completing everything. Lol, Thank you!

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    1. Garima says:

      Just like brushing our teeth every morning, adhering to a routine allows us to foster habits that match our goals and aspirations. While our routine helps us develop good habits that are in line with exploiting our full potential, it also helps to eradicate bad habits that do not serve us well. Thank you for stopping by again.

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  4. mitty says:

    Most wanted tips..😊 Useful blog thank you..

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    1. Garima says:

      Some ways a routine can help include: Better stress levels lead to improved mental health, more time to relax and less anxiety. A lack of healthy stress management techniques can put you at greater risk for heart disease and negatively impact your overall health. Better sleep will leave you refreshed.

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      1. mitty says:

        Yeah, thanks a lot. 😊😊😊

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      2. Garima says:

        Most welcome.

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    1. Garima says:

      It can sound counter-intuitive but developing a daily routine can help us to feel more in control of everything, and help us to make room for all that’s important. Routine can aid our mental health. It can help us to cope with change, to form healthy habits, and to reduce our stress levels.

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    2. Garima says:

      Yes routine is important

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