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The Importance Of Routines To Maximize Your Potential

Plus 11 Ways to Create the Perfect Flowing Routine


Your routine is a collaboration of everything you consistently do on a daily basis. No matter if it's good or bad, anything you do as second nature is a habit and typically feels very easy to keep repeating. When dissecting your routine, how effective and productive is it for your goals and your passion? Are you waking up late? Do you eat unhealthy food? Did you exercise today? Did you journal and meditate?


When you become conscious and aware of your daily habits, you will understand why your life is transpiring the way it is. Your routine is something that should make you feel in-tune and consistent with staying productive, balanced, harmonious, and positive in your daily living. If you have a bad habit that you've embedded into your routine, then it's definitely time to adjust and revamp your routine to maximize your potential and create a better lifestyle.


The first thing to do in developing a routine is taking a step back, and analyzing what you currently are doing right now. If you feel like everything is flowing smoothly, efficiently, and positively, then potentially you've created a great routine for yourself. If not, then you have to be transparent and honest with yourself in what areas you have room for improvement in. Potentially, it's your mindfulness practices, that's creating an emotional rollercoaster and a lack of control to respond vs. react in challenging times. Maybe it's your nutrition, that's causing improper gut health and mood swings due to hormonal imbalances and lack of energy. Possibly, it's your physical health that is suffering, due to lack of time in nature and not enough exercise to create mobility, stability, strength, and good self-esteem of your image. No matter what it is, having an understanding of these allows your body, mind, and soul to stay cool, calm, collected, and balanced, no matter what is thrown at you. As well, you will stay consistent with achieving your goals, while maintaining a positive psyche and healthy lifestyle that promotes longevity of your years in life.


Once you've analyzed and really deciphered what you want to improve on to create the best flowing routine for you, it's time to create a blue print for what is aligning with your passion and goals. Living a healthy lifestyle should be automatic, but for some it's not that easy. For most, they will need to cut out some bad foods or drinks in their diet to allow their brain to function correctly. Next, most will need to add in mindfulness practices such as meditation and journaling. Many will need to increase how often they get outside in nature and exercise period. All the pillars of life are needed in order for the mind and body to function at its best. Mental health, physical health, emotional stability, spiritual grounding, intellectual stimulation, and complete harmony all stem from your daily habits and routine.


Creating a blueprint focuses on planning and prioritizing. You need to plan what needs to be achieved everyday, while prioritizing what is most important in your life. Do you need a set amount of time to properly eat during your busy work schedule? Do you need to give yourself time to meditate, exercise or get out in nature to keep your mind still and calm? Do you really enjoy reading and developing your knowledge or wisdom but lack the energy by the time you want to? You need to prioritize what is important for you, in order to feel productive yet at ease within yourself. Having a healthy balance of work, play, and rest is crucial for creating a routine that will not lead to burning out or burning the candle from both ends. There needs to be planning of when and where you can do certain things, while staying realistic of how much energy it takes to perform those tasks or endeavours. Focus on creating habits that align with your goals, dreams, and passion, that will lead you to feeling happy, grateful, ambitious, in-tune, and driven to living your best life. If you don't control your habits, you will not have the energy or time to do the things you truly want to do. This will create frustration, doubt, bitterness, and regret over time. And will only lead to a negative and unhealthy lifestyle.


Let's understand how you create habits. This is from doing anything for at least 30-60 days consistently everyday. Reflect into your life what you do everyday, and decide if it's helping or hindering your dreams and desires. Now dive even deeper and reflect on the actions that are involved in those habits, are they good or bad? Do they take lots of energy or very little? Take one step deeper, are the words you're speaking positive or negative? Are they lifting you up and giving you hope, or are they harsh and heavy holding you down? And one step deeper, are your thoughts positive or negative? Are they a reflection of someone else's idea of happiness? Do you speak kindly, and healthy towards yourself? Do you speak optimistically or pessimistically? Do your thoughts align with your idea of joy, happiness, and success? These are all questions you need to ask yourself...


If you are speaking negative thoughts or have a subconscious mind trained to self-sabotage, will you ever speak positive words? Words are very powerful and create energy into manifestations of your reality. Your words lead to actions, that over time create habits. Your habits are what make up your routine and create the lifestyle you currently are living. So, if you want to fix your routine, you need to fix the root issue, which is your thoughts. When your mind is in control by you, you can lead the body anywhere and through anything you choose. But, if you are not living in the present and remaining aware and conscious, you will not be able to make responsive decisions that ultimately determine how good your tomorrow may be. Many people are controlled by their body. The cravings of sugar, caffeine, pleasure, dopamine, affection, and more. This creates a routine that is swayed to believe they NEED those things and have no self-control of stopping or limiting those things. When the body leads the mind, it creates: emotional instability, mental health issues due to not being present, physical ailments and bad quality of movement, disconnection of the spirit to the mind & body, little drive to stimulate the intellectualism and intuition of the mind, and a life controlled by others.


If you want to control your life, control your habits. If you want to control your habits, control your actions. If you want to control your actions, speak positive words. If you want to speak positively, create positive thoughts. Now, this doesn't mean positive people don't have negative emotions or thoughts that arise. But, they learn how to control if they act upon them or use them to teach themselves why those thoughts or emotions arise in order to choose the right decision to make at the time accordingly. However, people who live positive lives do have less negative thoughts, and with the right techniques and routine, they can completely remove attachment to any negative energy period. This takes years of hard work, self-mastery, and conscious energy. But, nothing great comes easy. If you want a life that is wholesome, purposeful, and harmonious. Then you need to create a routine that serves your mind, body, and soul.



11 Ways To Develop a Perfect Routine For You


1. Wake Up Early

Waking up early helps you maximize and seize the whole day. Majority of business and places are open from 6-9am to 5-9pm. If you want to make the most of your opportunities the early bird gets the worm. Waking up early also aligns you with the rise of the sun, which naturally gives you more energy and drive to jump out of bed. Having energy is crucial for reaching your potential of productivity