We are creatures of habit. Humans like comfortable, safe, and what we are used to. That does not always mean we make the best choices for our physical and emotional health and well-being. We all know that feeling of going on auto-pilot. You wake up in the morning, hit the snooze, finally get up, get in the shower, get ready for the day, check the news, grab a bite to eat, get to work, and on and on. My point is, there are large parts of the day where we are just going through the motions. Things such as, getting from point A to point B, doing household chores, caretaking, and of course work. When was the last time you actually looked at what it is you do every day and if those things are actually what you want and need to be doing? My tip for you this week is…
Spring Clean Your Routine
- First, take a very specific inventory of your day. Pick a day, and write down EVERYTHING you do.
- At the end of the day, take a look at your list. Go down your list, item by item, and put a (+) next to anything you see as good, beneficial, or necessary. Some examples of (+) things would be eating a nutritious breakfast, showering and getting ready for the day, going for a walk, talking to a friend, etc. Put a (-) next to the things that you see as bad, harmful, not necessary. Some examples of (-) things would be hitting the snooze, skipping meals, sitting at desk for 5 hours straight, staying on devices until midnight, etc. There of course will be some neutral things on there as well.
- Then pick ONE things from the (-) list that you would like to change and GO FOR IT!
- Sometimes, our routines just need to be reorganized a bit to help us live healthier.
Small Changes Create Major Results
Do not get overwhelmed if your inventory has a lot of things on it that you would like to change. We ALWAYS start with one change. Master that change, and see the effect on your life. Build your change muscle. Then tackle ONE more change. Always small steps, but more often than not MAJOR results.
If you are looking for help with your routines and creating healthy habits in your life, I offer free 15-minute consultation calls to see if we would be a good fit to work together.