You know, I wanted to do a post about my daily routine. And generally about the benefits of that very routine, but I decided to google it, and what they write about it on the Internet. And I found this great article.
So I don’t think it makes much sense to write anew about “what is daily routine”. But I will tell you how I use it, what it includes, and in general what the benefits and results.
For me it all started with “The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)” by Hal Elrod.
Yeah, I know a lot of people say that his book is slag, but there is an opposite opinion – mine.=)
The idea of getting up at 5 a.m. is not new to me, and I’ve had periods before when I got up. For example, for jogging or to play on the computer (you don’t have to do that, it’s not the reason to wake up early), etc. However, the book does not just say “Wake up at five in the morning!” No, it describes many useful morning habits that eventually turn into a daily morning routine.
The first morning after reading the book, I jumped right out of bed. The mood was very positive and I thought I would do everything I wanted to do in a week in one day. Spoiler: I was right.=)
Consistency is important, of course, but it is not critical if some parts change places.
That’s 10 points I had every morning in my routine. And then something went wrong.
Above, I described an example of my perfect morning. That scheme of routine I followed for about 3 months without missing a single day, but then somehow stopped. Now I can barely remember why. I think I got a little sick, my schedule was off and it never recovered. And then the virus came and they locked us all up in their apartments. Being indoors all the time without being able to get out is also one of the reasons for the recession.
At this point, my routine looks like this:
Yeah, it’s a little different from what I was aiming for, but I think I’ll soon go back to the old (better) version of the routine and combine it with the current one.
The strength of the routine I was convinced by the stretching. I really saw the progress! In addition, it is an activity where progress is quite easy to measure, unlike affirmations of the same. So if you are hesitant, start with something that you can accurately measure without any effort. And when you see the result, I guarantee you – you will catch on fire to add more and more items to your routine.