Routine can be boring, extremely boring but without it, many of us would struggle to stay on top of our load. I only manage due to sticking to a tight routine and even then, some days I feel I am barely keeping afloat.
I think back to my teens and twenties when life was so carefree, sure I had some responsibilities but not like I do now. Now almost every minute of my time is on demand and from various people. The only time which is truly mine is first thing in the morning when I pray and exercise, my commute when I catch up with administration/network and late at night when the children are fast asleep.
Routine becomes tedious, monotonous and so familiar. There are days when I resent routine and days when I fully appreciate the order it brings to not only my life but my family’s also. Routine the night before rules out panic in the morning when time appears to move incredibly fast. Routine means you have identified what works for you and stick with it.
Just a few of my routines;
Packing my daughter’s packed lunch the night before and placing in her school bag in the morning
Laying out mine and my children’s clothes the night before school/work and church, bags and shoes are placed near the front door
Draft my blog posts on Tuesday
Source pictures on Friday/Saturday
Spell and grammar check draft on Saturday
Post blog on Sunday
The number of times I have asked myself would it really matter if I skipped blogging on some Sundays. Of course it would not to the majority of people who have a wealth of blogs to choose from. It would however have a major impact on me and my progression. We can deceive ourselves into thinking what we do or do not do is minor when in fact it holds major implications. Every small step contributes to a bigger picture.
Two tips to embrace routine;
Remind yourself just how much routine brings balance and ease to your life
When carrying out routine tasks, listen to music or the radio to put a spring in your step
Do you get bored with routine?
How does routine benefit you?