Success Habit #3: Have a Routine to Improve Your Chance
Without a routine, you can end up having days that are hit or miss when it comes to achieving success. Having a routine is a habit in and of itself and it means you do the same thing regularly so that your other habits increase your daily effectiveness in all areas of your life.
Start by getting up at the same time every morning. If you get up whenever you like, this can not only limit the amount of hours you have to accomplish things, but it can also impact your motivation.
You also need to have a routine set for when you go to bed. This might mean that you go to bed at the same time every night, but first you write out the next day’s to-do list. Your evening routine can help jumpstart the next morning.
Routines are also important when it comes to work. You need one so that you get important tasks done. If you don’t have a routine, it can be easy to settle in, ready to get to work but instead, you lose an hour by checking out social media.
Or, you get caught up in playing a game on your phone. A routine is like an outline that can tell you what you need to do when you need to do it. But a routine shouldn’t just be limited to getting up or working, either.
You also need to focus on your health. Have an exercise routine. Getting physical is a good way to keep your body in good shape. By protecting your physical health, this helps your mental health as well.
Exercise can do wonders for helping lower stress levels so you can make rational business decisions. Plus, you get a boost of dopamine, which can help you feel positive and motivated.
Set a routine so that you avoid burnout. When you’re under pressure or stress it causes burnout because you feel like you’re overloaded. Despite your best wishes, you’re not a superhero.
Your physical and mental powers are limited. If you go full speed ahead and push yourself beyond what you can handle, you’ll end up burning out. Create a routine in your personal life, too.
This might mean that you need to create a master calendar so that every day, you know what’s supposed to be done in both areas of your life. You know the days and times when you’re supposed to be working on a project or taking care of laundry.
You can see at a glance when you have a meeting scheduled or when you’re supposed to notify your affiliates. Having a routine can help you know when there’s time in your schedule that you can have to just do nothing.
A lot of people forget that they don’t have to be busy 24/7 and that it’s okay to have a relaxation routine. This might mean meditating, journaling, spending time with friends, or going out for a walk. Having a routine can help you avoid burnout, stress and all the things that get in the way of your success and personal satisfaction. Create a routine now so that nothing stops you in the future.
Just in case you missed the first 2 habits you need to form you can start here.
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