Do you think routines are bad?
Do you think you need to be on more of a routine?
Here are some suggestions…
- Creating drop zones are still my favorite tip and favorite way to make sure I find things quickly. Create a front hall drop zone for items such as your keys, your coat, your shoes and more
- Every morning starts the night before, preparing your clothes, your shoes and your lunch the night before makes getting ready in the morning a breeze, a grab and go morning.
- At the end of each day prepare your desk for the next day. File away your files, prepare your calls and set your next day chores the night before.
- Are you starting the day with doing something for YOU first? Journal, run, take a walk or meditate. Starting the day with something for you sets a great tone for the day.
- Emails, emails, emails can be a HUGE routine buster. block out a certain time to address emails.
- The use of a daily planner, whether that is paper or electronic is huge in keeping you and your day in check. Find one you love and stick to it!
There are the people who feel setting up and following a routine just isn’t fun. Too much work. Then you have the folks who stick to their routines and wouldn’t have it any other way. I believe once you set up your routine and really get use to it life becomes so much easier.
So, if you think a routine would help you to stay on track and help you create more time for the things that are more important and fun for you then create a plan you can stick to… remembering it takes at least 6 to 8 weeks to get use to a new routine!