Routine often carries connotations of monotony, caution, and convention, and someone who engages in routine is boring, unadventurous, and plays it safe. Although adventure and risk can be an intrinsic part of pursuing our ambitions and fighting for our dreams, establishing routines are essential to working towards our goals and staying motivated throughout the process.Through routines, we create intention by waking up each day with not only a task list, but a plan to pull those tasks from the paper and put them into actions. Through routines, whether daily or weekly, we execute our goals by nurturing self-discipline and structure.
To-do lists are a step in the right direction, but it can be easy to get caught up in other things and leave our goal-oriented tasks for another time. Through routine, we have a set time of day or day of the week to accomplish something that will keep the momentum of our goals moving forward. Play around with routines, whether you establish a morning or night routine, start with a daily regiment or begin more comfortably with a weekly one, or combine them all. Our bodies and mindsets will become accustomed to certain exercises or work at certain times, making it much easier to get on with them and to keep going each day. With a routine in place, every day will hold the potential for success.
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal” – Paulo Coelho