Routines Can Be Fun: 3 Easy Steps on How to Make a Healthy Daily Schedule

Updated: Sep 23

As humans, our bodies and, more specifically, our minds desire the comfort and mindlessness that having a routine provides. Maintaining a structure helps keep our minds sane.

Routine requires minimal conscious attention, allowing our brain to focus on more complicated activities.

Having a routine is good, but not all people can keep up with it. It is undeniable that having a routine feels mundane sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be boring.

YES, routines can be fun! Here’s how.

1. Avoid thinking about your routine as a “should”.

When you start to do something with an “I should do this," you lose sight of the “why” and “what." Instead, think about why you need to go over this routine and what you could learn from doing it.


It would be good to set up a day where you can rewrite your schedule and just ponder about the positive side of your routine. What would I get out of this routine that would serve me and others? How is this in alignment with my goals and values?

If you are a business coach, you can delegate your tasks to a virtual assistant for a business coach, and just have the day to reboot. Give meaning to your routines once again, and start doing them with the, “I love this activity!“ vibe.

2. Integrate fun things into your routine.

You could combine the useful and enjoyable together! Include things that will make your habit something you look forward to. It could be having your favorite songs played as you do each activity.

Routines exist to make our lives simpler by eliminating continual decision-making and, as a result, decision fatigue. Combining the practical with the fun is the best method to develop new routines. For example, while walking, listen to a podcast episode; or, if you work early in the morning, treat yourself with your favorite drink that was ready to go the night before.

Positive sensory stimuli frequently activate the brain, causing the release of fun and joyful neurotransmitters like dopamine and oxytocin. Who doesn't want to make their routine sweeter?

3. Execute routines with an accountability partner.

This person is someone you can trust, is dependable, and is organized.

Set up a mechanism in which they will call you to validate your success on a specified daily or weekly targets. Maintain the emphasis of the call on keeping you accountable for progress toward desired goals.

No man is indeed an island and we all need each other to succeed. You just have to find the right kind of people to work with. Having people with a positive attitude in your team can do wonders especially in times when you feel down.

You can hire people to help you keep track of your business schedule. There are many affordable virtual assistants out there for starting entrepreneurs, for example, who could help you get the ball rolling. While you accomplish some daily routines, your VAs could work on your recurring tasks.

Don’t do it all alone. It would be nice to know that you have someone doing this journey alongside you.

Takeaway


One of the best ways to take care of your mind is how you structure your day.


Find routines that inspire you to be spiritually, physically, intellectually, and psychologically healthy. People who have few enjoyable routines outside of work are more likely to find work tedious.


Believe me, when I say that going for a simple get-together with friends every weekend, for instance, will benefit you to start the week that comes next.


You can delegate some of your tasks to a virtual assistant and free up your time. Book a call or check our website to learn how our VA team could help you keep up with your schedule.


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