How do you know when your daily routine needs updating? There’s a few tell-tale signs to look out for, which I’ll be sharing in this post.
Daily routines can prove invaluable for improving both your business and life. However, they aren’t all made equal. When you are creating your first routine, there are several things you may miss out or don’t work for you. Or perhaps your routine may have worked for you initially, but now you have stopped seeing the progress advancements you wanted.
As humans, we change and evolve over time. Where you are now and how you feel will look completely different to how it did a year ago. This means, what works for us initially, may not work for us further down the line.
Not sure whether your routine is working for you? Read through the common signs below to help you decide if your daily routine needs updating….
Unable To Stick To Your Routine
The right routine will become easy to follow over time but all routines require effort in the beginning. When you are making changes, the mind needs time to adjust and re-learn different patterns of behaviour.
It is said that it takes around 21 days to build up consistent habits. However, a recent study shows that the length of time it taskes to build a habit varies from person to person.
If you are still struggling with your routine after a couple of weeks, it could be time to make a change
Can’t See the Value in it Anymore
When you first start following a routine, it adds a lot of value to your life. It can boost energy levels, reduce stress, and make you feel happier overall. You can easily identify the value of your routine based on its results.
If you are struggling to see the value in your routine, making a few changes can help. Over time, you change and the things that once helped you are no longer relevant. This means it is important to adapt your routine as you and your circumstances change.
No longer seeing the benefits is a sure fire sign your daily routine needs updating
No Breathing Space
Daily routines create structure, but it’s also important to leave some room for flexibility. Life is unpredictable and this needs to be factored into your routine. If your routine maps outs every single minute of your day, the chances are, you are overworking yourself. As a result, you’ll find it’s much harder to follow.
Stick to including the most important tasks in your routine, such as habits to improve your mornings. Don’t aim to create a strict timeline of how every day should go.
When a daily routine is too strict it will be difficult to maintain over a long period of time
Finding Change More Difficult Now
One of the great things about a daily routine is that it gives you structure. However, it should also leave room for change too. If you use your daily routine to avoid change, then it’s time to re-evaluate.
Many people find change difficult, espcecially when they are used to following a strict routine. As you become used to your new rigid schedule, any change can leave you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. However, it is important to be open to change and at times, changing your routine may be necessary.
Use your daily routine to embrace and adapt to changes
If you recognise any of these signs, chances are your daily routine needs updating. Remember, routines need to be altered over time to accommodate any lifestyle and personal changes.
Do you ever wonder why some people get so much done each day and manage do it with a smile on their face, while others struggle?
The answer usually lies in their routines.
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