Our days are often filled with tasks that we need to complete, but it can be difficult to prioritize what is most important. Implementing habits and routines can help us simplify our lives and live more efficiently.
A routine is a series of actions or behaviours that are regularly repeated. Habits are behaviours that have been ingrained into our routine and become automatic. A habit filled day means making sure we have our morning routine, afternoon routine, bedtime routine, etc.
Some people find it difficult to keep up with their routines because of the chaos in their lives caused by work, family, social obligations and other factors. But implementing habits and routines will help them simplify their lives and live more efficiently!
It also frees brain space for more creative and productive thinking.
We can cut out a lot of decision making by implementing habits and routines. That way we save them for the important stuff.
Creating a Morning Routine
A morning routine is a set of self-care practices that you can follow to start your day off right. The goal of a morning routine is to help you feel more relaxed and energized.
A morning routine is the best way to start your day. It can help you get more done, feel more productive, and be happier.
A morning routine can be anything from a few minutes of meditation to a full hour of exercise. It doesn’t have to be complicated or take up much time, but it should help you start your day with a purpose.
Chances are you already have a morning routine. You get up, you get your coffee, check social media (sneaky, sneaky!) and fix some breakfast before heading into the shower. Let’s expand on that.
If you create a “uniform” for yourself, 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.
Here are some more habits that can help you have a stress-free morning:
- Drink water
- Bible study
- Listen to calming nature sounds
- Write down your to-do list for the day
- Reading for 30 minutes
- Writing down your dreams
Creating a workday routine
A workday routine can be defined as a set of habits that you follow every day to make your life easier and more productive.
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.
If you have a set time to do the household chores, you won’t have any surprises when you wake up in the morning. For example, if you know that every night before going to bed, it’s your routine to vacuum the living room and kitchen floors, then it will be easy for you to remember this habit without much effort.
It’s also important to have an afternoon routine that helps you stay focused on what you need to do during the day and avoid procrastination. For example, taking a walk at lunchtime or meditating before dinner.
Creating a bedtime routine
Evening routines are important because they help you wind down from the stresses of the day and prepare for bed.
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 a toddler works for you as well.
Come up with a few calming things that help you slow down and get ready for sleep. Read a book, take a bath, listen to some music or wind down with a cup of herbal tea.
Sit down with your planner and think about what parts of your day and week you can turn into routines. Write them down and create daily to-do lists for yourself until you’ve established these new habits and routines.
Spending a little bit of time creating routines and habits 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 beautiful thing. It allows you to save plenty of decision making for the fun stuff like figuring out what park to go to, what family movie to watch or what board game to play.
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