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The Importance Of Having A Routine

Posted by Dr. Donna Restivo on Oct 1, 2019 5:02:56 PM

In Health Tips, mental health

People who hold tight to their daily routines are usually referred to as “creatures of habit” and joked about by their more adventurous pals who “go with the flow.” While sticking to a daily routine doesn’t sound like the most wild and crazy thing to do, it can be very beneficial. Here are a few reasons why a daily routine might do you some good.

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Creates Structure in Our Lives. When we follow a daily routine, we naturally begin to follow a logical sequence. When we are familiar with the things that we have to do, we create a flow to our day.

Proficiency. When we practice something over and over again, we get better at it, and begin to master the skills we are working on regularly. Completing the same tasks every day will likely make you a pro and you will become more proficient at them. As they say, “practice makes perfect.”

Get Rid of Bad Habits. The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a good one. When we engage in a good habit every day, we will get rid of the habits that don’t benefit us. By replacing happy hour with an hour at the gym, you are dedicating that hour to bettering yourself.  

Momentum. Doing the same things repetitiously will build momentum, which will keep you moving forward with even more speed. When we go to the gym every day, it becomes easier to get up and get moving and our daily date with the gym becomes second nature. Momentum plays a major role when it comes to success, and it is achieved when we set guidelines for our daily routines.

Saves Cash. Believe it or not, a daily routine can save us some major cash. A big part of your daily routine may involve certain foods that you eat every day. By knowing that you will be eating these foods daily, you can buy them in bulk. If you go to the gym every day, you can save by purchasing a long-term membership at your local fitness facility.

Builds Confidence. There is no better way to build confidence than mastering a skill. When we adhere to a routine and follow through with it, we build confidence at conquering those daily tasks, and in turn, we get a sense of satisfaction. This will give us more fuel to move forward and keep going, building up our self-confidence.

 

 


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