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Why You Need a Routine

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Whilst it’s probably not the definitive reason for their success, many successful people have mentioned their routine as a big part of their success.

Remember a routine isn’t a guarantee for success but it will put you on the right track.

What a routine allows you to do

It frees up your mind. If you are bogged down about picking out what clothes you need to wear whilst rushing to get to work there’s a good chance your day may not work out. However if you are ready to start the day in the right frame of mind you will get more out of your day.

How to set up a winning routine

  1. Start your day the right way
  2. How you end the day will determine how you start the next one
  3. Give yourself plenty of time
  4. Be flexible – sometimes life happens, don’t stress, move on and keep going
  5. Include meditation or some form of decompression from your day or week

What does a winning routine entail

A routine that works for one person may be terrible for another. You need to find what works for you.

An example routine

Morning

Wake up to 10 mins of visualisation

10 mins of breathing exercises, prayer or meditation

Breakfast, head to work

 

Evening

Write down how your day went and what you wish to achieve tomorrow. 

10 mins of breathing exercises, prayer or meditation

Visualisation/Affirmations

Sleep

 

Remember the routine has to work for you. For example you may not be a morning person so taking on someone’s routine who wakes up at 4am or 4.30am probably won’t work for you. If you need help with creating a routine, ask yourself what you want to achieve, then map out your time/calendar and plan it out. Take bits of other people’s routines if you have to or if they have achieved something that you are looking to achieve.