All successful people have daily routines, things that they must do, and refuse to change for anyone. Maintaining our focus on goals can be challenging. Our lives are all very busy, and it can be hard to find time to work on your goals. We need to build a system that keeps us on target, keeps us focused daily, weekly, and monthly. A routine that we do so consistently that we do it without thinking.
Without routines, our day can easily go off track and cause us to spend the day reacting to situations instead of being proactive.
We can only control how our day starts and how our day ends – everything in the middle is unpredictable. So we will focus on creating a morning and evening personal routine.
Creating a Personal Routine
Routines are very personal, we all have different needs and preferences on what, when and how to do the things we need to get done each day. So, the first step to create the perfect personal routine is to be aware of all the things that we do on a daily basis.
- Write down all the things you need to get done every day in the morning and evening. Grab a notebook or your phone and write down all the things that you do at those times.
As you review your list, think about your goals and ask yourself if your current routine is helping you get closer to them. What are the things stopping you from being the most productive? What routines would help you be successful?
- Make another list of the things you would like to add to your daily routine.
Once you have a list of the things you do and the things you want to do, work on structuring your morning and evening routines to fit your schedule.
- Plan your morning and evening routine. It can be as detailed or general as you want, but do not forget to make it flexible in case of any unexpected event. Write it down and keep it somewhere you can see it so that you can get used to it.
The final step is to try your new routine to see how it works for you.
- Test drive your new routine for at least 28 days and make any needed changes.
Remember that creating and sticking to new routines can be challenging, so give yourself time to adapt and keep in mind that any action with the right direction can push you closer to your goals!
- Download the fillable PDF – Routine_Worksheet_Achieve_fillable – Found on this Lesson Materials
- Create a morning routine
- Create an evening routine