Defining Your Routine Style

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 , , , 0 Comments

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It’s essential to develop a consistent morning routine for a healthy mindset. Successful people often have a routine they stick to and this helps them to reach both short and long-term goals.

Our habits define our lifestyles. How you start your mornings can either make or break your day. For instance, if you start your day with negative self-talk instead of positive affirmations, there’s a higher chance of having a really bad day.

You don’t have to go through your day stressed or depressed.

You have a choice.

Having a healthy and happy start will leave a positive mark on our day and the time you wake up doesn’t matter.

It’s imperative to design structures if we want to improve any aspect of our lives. The best routines are not set in stone. There is no need to overwhelm ourselves with a complicated routine.

Here are some simple tips that will help you design your routine.

I’ll encourage you to start with these and be consistent before adding more.

· Create a to-do list in advance

Whether or not you will have a good day starts from the night before. Try to create a list of your goals or tasks at night. Create a simple list. 

Focus on happy thoughts no matter how bad your day went as you drift to sleep.

Leverage the power of visualization. Start picturing yourself achieving your goals and tasks for the next day. You’ll wake up refreshed and inspired for the next day.

· Breathe deeply

Once you wake up, breathe deeply for at least a minute before doing anything else. It’s ideal to take this step before reaching for your smartphone. Enjoy the silence and stillness.

· Practice gratitude

Find at least three things to be grateful for and state why you’re grateful for each. Your list can comprise what has happened, the things that are currently happening, and those blessings that you’re expecting.

· Journal

Do a brain dump in your journal. Write the words as they flow. This will give you clarity. Now, you’re ready to start your day.

I’ll encourage you to start with these first and be consistent before adding any other routine. With time, you’ll be more productive, happier, and have enough energy for each day. 

Bola Adekile

Craves basking in the present moment, keen fan of nature. Unapologetic learner. Reader.