Life can be crazy, there’s no denying that.
Do you often feel that there are not enough hours in the day? Feeling like 24 hours are just not cutting it?
While it certainly is a challenge getting everything done in a specific time period there are steps you can take to smooth the bumps in the road as you go about your day.
Routine is something which not everyone is au fait with and some even hate the thought of living by a routine, however if you are a busy business owner and have a million and ten things to get done daily, routine is your best friend.
The best way to incorporate routine is to start your day with it – so in other words, a morning routine or ritual. Some of the most successful people in the world swear by and live by their morning ritual.
Now having that morning ritual is all good and well and is definitely a start, but you would be remiss to think that you can just end your day and forget about an evening routine. Having an evening routine is almost as important as the morning one, because ending the day right means a more restful night’s sleep, which means a happier waking the next morning.
Some ideas for a night time routine could be; meditation, some light exercise like yoga or a walk in the fresh air. I know a lot of people end the day with gratitude too and tend to use a gratitude journal to list all the great things that happened during the day. A nice long bubble bath or a warm shower and then climbing into a comfy bed – as early as possible – are all good things to do.
Something else that works is to try as far as possible to go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday – this way your internal clock stays at its optimum level.
So in conclusion, we can safely say there is nothing bad about a routine, it can just be difficult to establish it and stick with it, and it can take anything from 21 to 200 days to implement the change but once you get it, it will be so worth it. Find what works for you, start today, stick with it and enjoy your new found productivity!