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Creating a daily routine is an essential part of success but sticking to it is the hardest part, they help create consistency and structure in our daily schedule, so you need to create a daily routine that will help increase your productivity and manage your time better.
Daily routines consist of different habits that you have, these habits structure your day and help recognize the difference between operating on your best day and struggling to make it through a poorly planned day. Finding and adopting the right routine will energize you in taking action towards your goals.
Having a daily plan set you up for success when you make just one change that saves you 10 minutes each day, you gain 60 hours of your time back each year, most people give up when they see that some unhealthy habits have crept into their day, instead of letting them get you down, you just have to recognize them and take action to change them.
here are tips on how to create a daily routine to help you start your journey towards success and becoming the best version of yourself.
How To Create A Daily Routine
1. Create A List
The first thing you need to do is to write down everything you want to get done every day, both at work and at home, you don’t have to worry if the list is organized or not, this is not a to-do list, take out your notepad and jot down everything that you do every day and things that you should be doing, you can do this for 30 minutes.
This list will help in determining which habits you want to eliminate, the ones you want to keep, and the ones you want to start. You are not going to remember all the things that you want to do in one sitting, so take your notepad with you and take notes throughout the day.
2. Structure Your Day
By structuring your day, you avoid wasting your time on non productive things. Think about the best time for you to work, if you are an early riser, you will want to get things done before lunch and if you are a night owl, you will get things done in the evening.
After figuring out the time that works best for you, you need to then group your tasks in to different times of the day which will be comfortable for you to complete the tasks.
3. Be Flexible with Time
Life can be so unpredictable, you can have a detailed routine and something unexpected happens, it will just throw your routine out the door therefore you need to be flexible with your routine.
Having a routine doesn’t mean that it should be a rigid one, leave room for a little spontaneity having both will increase your productivity and manage your time better. Besides, you need to also understand that other people don’t have the same schedule as you do.
Also Read: Best Habits For Success
4. Try it For 30 Days
Give your new routine a test drive for 30 days, 30 days not a guarantee that you’ll get the results you’re expecting from a lifestyle change. In fact, a study claims that it takes an average of 66 days for a new habit to stick with you. However, it is long enough for you to determine if your new routine will work for you or not.
5. Take Time To Reflect
After you create a daily routine for yourself and you have tested it out, you will need to take out some time and look at the habits that you have picked up and ask yourself these questions,
- Are they good habits or bad habits?
- has this routine helped structured my day better?
- Has my productivity increased or decreased?
- Do i want to continue with this routine?
- Do i still feel stressed out after starting this routine?
- Has this routine helped me reach some of the goals that i set?
6. Be realistic
The last tip on how to create a daily routine is to be realistic, when starting out with your routine, you need to tell yourself the truth, if you don’t put in the effort, you won’t get any result. Also if you decide to start habits that way out of your league, you won’t get ányqhere.
I hope these tips on how to create a daily routine will motivate you to start one today, remember that if you don’t put in any effort, you won’t get any result. Let me know in the comments the routine you will be starting.
Since lockdown my daily routine has been the same for months, At some points I was sick of it! But I am also way more productive then before 🙂 So that is a plus point haha!
Thanks for this post! I have such a difficult time setting up a daily routine for myself. These tips are so helpful!
Have a to-do list for each day is definitely want keeps me most organised! I try to keep it realistic but sometimes just list lots of things that probably won’t get done 🙈
Really great tips – structuring the day is so important and writing a list too, that always keeps me on top of things x
Having a routine is so important, when we went into the first lockdown I had to force myself to create a routine because otherwise I wouldn’t have known what to do with myself! Some great tips here x
I plan my daily tasks but am glad to learn some new tips from your post. Thanks for sharing.
There are some great ideas here, i love to be organised
This is a great reminder. Normally I love planning out my day. Thank you for sharing this post.
I agree that habit might take some time to stick, especially deliberately cultivated ones; unlike those we unknowingly acquire from the society. These are great tips, thanks for putting them up.
This is true
I really resonated with the give it a minimum of 30 days (if not more). I’ve been changing up my routine due to lockdown and I feel like I know within 2 weeks whether something works for me or not. Great post!