Creating routines and habits are a great thing. They allow you to do what you need to do to hit your goals without having to spend a lot of energy and time thinking about it. Seriously, how much more time do can you spend on thinking about losing weight, what to eat and/or what’s the best exercise routine. It can also be a dangerous thing when your focusing on the wrong things and are in the habit of doing things that don’t help you reach your goals.
When we get into a routine, it can be hard to stop and ask ourselves if it’s working as well as it could be. Even more importantly, with a routine and a set of habits firmly established, it’s easy to keep going even when the circumstances changes. That’s why it’s important to take some time every now and again to review our routine and habits, to see if they are helping you to achieve your goals.
As you accomplish your goals, set aside time to review your routine(s). Put it on the calendar and make sure you do it. It won’t take long and it will be a very valuable exercise in the long run. Our lives and circumstances change. Our routines should change with it. Just because something has served us well over the past few weeks and months, doesn’t mean it will continue to do so. Which brings up a good point…
When you sit down to review your routine(s), ask yourself this:
Is it working’ Is it working really well’
If it is, simply carry on. If it isn’t, it may be time to make some changes and tweak it until you find something that works well for you at that particular point in time.
Another way to look at it is to find what you love and what you hate about your routines. Change it accordingly until you get as close as possible to loving everything about it and still getting the results you want.
Remember, routines will change and evolve over time as you, your circumstances, and the people in your life change and evolve. Embrace the changes and look at them as an indication that you’re making progress.
What I love about routines is that are easier to track your changes than it is to physically results at times.
I challenge you to keep tweaking and improving your routine. Don’t be afraid to mix up things up. Maybe you started out by making exercise a priority first thing in the day. As time goes by and you become more fit and make time for it later in the day, your focus may shift to meditation, or learning a new language. Keep evolving, keep changing, and keep using those precious first few hours of each day to establish some positive change in yourself and those around you.
If it’s time for you to start to learn some new habits I’d love for you to join me in my 5 day FREE challenge. You and I will work together to create a routine that you will love and will help you hit your goals. Join the challenge right here.