How to organize the daily routine without going crazy and becoming a robot?
I love to do everything in my life with freedom. But, freedom without a routine becomes a libertinage, messy! In order not to get caught up in the ostracism and complacency of mediocre life that my generation lives, it is necessary to create a routine.
Organizing the daily routine is what guarantees me to make the most of my life and the things I have achieved.
Let's forget the myth of happy life that "never falls into the rut" and think of the benefits that claim "children need routine."
Body and brain need a level of routine to be 100% healthy and give us more potential for life. When I wanted to create a nice life routine I followed these steps and until today I come back here to read and see if I need to adjust anything.
How to organize the daily routine in 5 simple steps:
1. Have set schedules
Having time to sleep and wake up, consequently to get to and from work, was the first step to being more organized, productive and happy. Having defined schedules helps the body and mind to work better and the day to work. You will be a punctual person and others will respect this (I will explain later how to leave work always on time with the help of colleagues).
- Do I make exceptions? Of course! Ever! If I want 🙂
2. Know where I need help and where I can find it.
Help is paramount to maintain sanity and health. My help is a cleaning lady from time to time and the services that help me at home: laundry, treadmill and etc. When I'm not going to deal with it. Embed this help in your financial routine if appropriate. But, also, let people play their part. Do not want to be the one doing everything, delegating tasks (and collecting them).
3. Create moments of pleasure in the routine
I needed to suffer a lot with my health (physical and emotional) to take care of myself. I had a sense of helplessness before life and felt that I did not do anything good in my day. I assumed that I am a simple person and the greatest pleasure of my life is in doing simple things. That is why I reserve moments only for my well-being. One hour of reading, quiet and prayer, 30 minutes of conversation or retouching the makeup before a stressful meeting. I invent times on the day to enjoy myself and to do simple things that give me pleasure.
4. I showed people how my routine works
Even though I miss a few coffee breaks with the guys, I make my day pay in 9 business hours. Towards the end of the day, with my completed tasks, I put myself at ease: "I'm leaving at 5:30 pm Do you need anything else from me?" With the time everyone got used to it, they saw that I was punctual and correct with my schedules and, therefore, they started to respect my exit without an ugly face.
- Time after time, does something get me out of the rut? Yes! And what do I do? I adjust my activities without stress because having a routine I know what I can or can not do.
5. Routine only works with dedication and discipline
My routine only works when I dedicate myself and everyone sees it. When they do not see I show to them 😀 My bosses began to see that I delivered the tasks on time, respect schedules and stopped calling the meeting at 5:15 pm. Teach with an example is better than the whole sermon of the mountain, my mother used to say that. If you engage in your routine you have the moral to demand from others that you do the same.
- I speak a lot about the time of leaving work because I work far far away from my home 🙂 if I do not leave on time everything is off my control.
4 simple things that have helped me to have a daily routine lighter and happier:
- When I stop for coffee I jump over here on my blog or in my Fanpage, I see happy things and I laugh.
- At lunch, I always stop to talk to someone, read a book or write some.
- In my moments of pause – coffee/lunch/dinner – I try only to have contact with people that I like.
- I avoid in real life and virtual bad news, newspapers, and everything that diminishes my vibe.
- When the stress strikes, I go to the bathroom, wash my face, drink a glass of water and count to 10. Not even if I sit in the bathroom until passing my stress 🙂
Even when the routine it is long and tiring does to us a real good. We need it to grow and build valuable and enduring things. It is enough to give value to what is real. Stay focused and do not deviate from our values.
Life is simple people, but, it's not a fairy tale. In the real world, no one spends hours laughing, distracted, and still receives a crown of glory.
We need to be focused to reach our full potential. That is why they say: the world is not of the mediocre, they can go far, but they do not support themselves 😉
To conclude I recommend reading the text: "The routine in favor" from Abílio Diniz's website with some movie tips that deal with the benefits of routine.