We often associate routines with being boring, repetitive, monotonous... and some of them actually are! Because of these associations most people try to stay away from them no matter what. The thing is routines, done right, can be a powerful tool to improve your focus, energy and productivity.
Before going any further, I would like you to understand that not all routines are the same, and different ones will have different benefits. That being said, for me, there are two kinds of routines: Healthy Routines and Unhealthy Routines
Unhealthy: These are the ones that lead to developing an unhealthy habit. For example: you wake up late and the first thing you do is check your phone for a while, searching through other people's lives (which you probably don't even care about), you light up a cigarette and then have a greasy breakfast. This routine generated anxiety, promoted your smoking habits (not to say the damage to your system), and deprived you from the energy to get through your day.
Healthy: These are the ones that promote and develop healthy habits. For example: you wake up early in the morning, immediately after, you drink a full glass of water and meditate for 10 minutes. Then, you head to the gym to do your group training and go back home to have a delicious mushroom and basil omelette and a fresh green juice. This routine gets you hydrated and energized, keeps your body healthy and your mind focused.
Clearly, there's a big difference between them both. The good news is, the choice to do one or the other is totally yours!
Implementing healthy routines in your daily life can bring awesome advantages. For starters, you know what's coming, so you're able to take control of your day from the second you wake up.
Being able to grab control of your mornings with your daily routines can help you grab control of your entire day, from developing positive emotional habits, building self-confidence and productivity to, of course, saving time and giving your mind space to think about other things because you won't spend any time thinking "what should I do next?", you just know.
It is no accident that successful people like Tony Robbins, Tom Bilyeu, Ed Mylett — the list goes on — have some kind of routine throughout their day to help them take control of it and achieve their ultimate goals.
What are you doing to take control of your day?