The Best Daily Routine for More Productivity
- September 22, 2020
Some people thrive on routines. Others run as fast as they can when they hear the word. But having a routine doesn’t mean you have to give up spontaneity or creativity. Whether it’s a morning routine, a working routine, a relaxation routine, or any other type of daily routine, they’re important.
Throughout this post I’m going to share a number of reasons why having daily routines can help you increase productivity, stay focused, up your energy levels, help you build good habits, and so much more.
Thinking that you don’t have time to add a routine to your day? Never fear: these routines can be accomplished in as little as 30 minutes!
And if you’re wondering how to implement a routine if you hate planning ahead and enjoy mixing things up, I’ll share some tips and an example for how to fall in love with your daily routines – and do them consistently – even if you don’t feel like it.
A Note About Your Daily Routine
Before we dive into all things routines and productivity, let’s be clear on a few facts about routines.
- A routine is a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program. A routine is performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason. (Oxford Languages)
- Routines are critical, not only because they put you in a healthy rhythm to achieve, they also help take the emotions out of stressful or important activities. They allow you to focus on the process, not the results – and sometimes, this is the key to winning.
Given these facts, it makes sense that routines are the best way to guarantee we accomplish what’s most important to us – not just some days, but every day. You don’t have to use high-energy assets, like your willpower or decision-making skills to make a routine happen. Once you’ve created your routine, the point is that eventually, it happens without you even having to think about it.
What is the Best Daily Routine?
Now that we have a solid foundation for what a routine is and how impactful creating daily ones can be, let’s look at some examples.
While it might be easy to assume that there’s one daily routine that’s the best, this is far from true. Every individual approaches their day differently, gets things done differently, and has different commitments throughout the day.
Finding the best daily routine should be a practice in finding the best one for YOU.
So where do you start?
If you don’t currently have any type of daily routine, it’s time to start creating one!
The best way to start is to start small and work your way up. For example, starting with a simple morning routine can help you gain momentum and guarantee that you start the day right.
As Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
So to help you get your brainstorming juices flowing for figuring out what the best daily routine is for YOU.