This tip for establishing a routine is so EASY and effective
Raise your hand if you’ve ever found yourself saying these things:
Or if any of these scenarios feel familiar:
- Despite your best intentions, somehow the extra work that is looming at the end of your day seems more important than the plans you had for yourself.
- Errands or chores that are nagging your brain to get done feel urgent and you’ve convinced yourself that you’re the one who has to do them.
- You planned to go to an exercise class after work, but by the end of the day you just feel like giving up (and no one but you will notice if you didn’t go.)
When it comes to making progress on goals of feeling better in our bodies, consistency is key.
We know that intellectually, but somehow other distractions sneak in and derail our intentions. Those “distractions” are often manifestations of ways that we put our needs at the bottom of the list of priorities.
I’m here to remind you that you belong at the TOP of the list.
We operate at a higher level of energy, capability, and mood when we take care of ourselves. Everybody wins in this scenario!
I have many thoughts on ways to help make routines stick, but the easiest, simplest, and most effective technique is….
Put. It. In. Your. Calendar.
And make it non-negotiable.
I don’t care if you use a digital calendar, a paper calendar, or a whiteboard – give your routine a permanent place on there! Color code it in your favorite color!
That’s it. That’s my big secret for you today if you’ve been struggling to establish a routine.
Get your co-workers, friends, and family used to hearing you say no to other obligations because you’re putting yourself first.
The more you speak and act on your strong boundaries, the easier it will be to keep your promise to yourself.
Your confidence and sense of self-mastery will become super-hero strong.
Start today. Schedule your next class now!