Have you ever had a weekly or daily routine that you just could not get out of? This week there was a time when we were all so busy with our work and lives that we forgot about our routines and things we were used to doing on a daily basis. You tried to get them back but they did not happen because we forgot.
Sometimes life happens at the same time as your routine. Maybe you were in the middle of doing something important and you just had to take care of a home repair or dog training. Now, what do you do? You can go on a mission in your mind to find the most urgent task that needs to be completed, but what if that is not the way you are supposed to do things.
It is important to recognize that there are times when you cannot stop and fix things. The mind says it has to go and the body follows. Sometimes life is too busy for that. We have to be willing to take some time and find that minute when we can pay attention to our life as a whole and the small things that bring us joy.
But just how do you make sure you do not forget your routine? A routine is something you do each day. Sometimes it seems like your life does not have a routine anymore and your routine is moving fast. If this is you, then pay close attention. Find that very moment when you are totally focused on your routine and take action.
When I was growing up, my parents used to say, “Every morning you wake up with a routine.” I was unaware of their saying this and believed it was a new thing I was learning. When I finally came to realize what they meant, I took it to heart and changed my life.
One of the best ways to get back into the routine of life is to watch your schedule closely. See where you can simplify your life and move it along without needing the same amount of time for each activity. Small tasks that might have seemed unimportant to you once will seem very important after you implement the change.
You have to begin by focusing on small tasks and then get into the habit of working on each one for a little while. This can help you to develop a schedule that is easier to follow. It also gives you the opportunity to really see how each daily routine flows from one to the next. And as time goes by, you can add more daily activities until you have everything in place.
You need to realize that your routine will not work if you do not get started. You have to have the habit of doing something each day. That means you cannot get into the habit of just being around doing nothing. You have to set aside time and get going.
It is also a good idea to start where you can get some ideas. Don’t go into your daily routine and do nothing. Instead, grab a notebook and pencil and jot down what you do each day. Then go into your routine and see what you might find there. Then decide what you want to do it right away.
You may find that this takes some time to get into your routine. But the benefits are worth it. Your body will thank you later on when you are sleeping better and taking fewer naps.
Getting back into the habit of a daily routine is a great way to change your life. Take the first step today.