What winning routines do for you and your business.
|I have a definite routine which I follow every day. I get up, have breakfast than start on my computer. When I turn on my computer I start with my “Transition To Success” Facebook group. I post the daily post for that. I do whatever writing I have to do-either a blog post or some other piece. When this is done I check my email and take care of what emails need answering. Then I go onto my writing group site and review pieces of other people’s work. By then it’s time to get ready for supper and time to turn off my computer. Even though I work from home, I believe that each work day should have a particular ending.
This might sound slightly tedious, but it has always made things easier for me. Having a predictable day gives me structure, and this helps my business, and my life, run better. Routines have a few benefits. I learned that a long time ago.
The first benefit of routines is what I just mentioned, predictability. If you know what each day will hold, and when each task will be performed, you can easily plan. I have no employees so my planning is just for me. I can even change up my routine if need be.
Routines are easy on the heart. It is relaxing to have a daily plan. Your stress level stays down. Stress relief makes it easier to concentrate. This is the perfect circumstance for creativity.
If you plan your day, it is possible to work in plenty of leisure time and breaks. I work on a computer, and resting one’s eyes periodically is essential to continued eye health. People who sit in an office should have breaks to move about and stretch. When your routine is worked out for you, your 20 minute or hour lunch break might be the only opportunity to do this.
People might think I am strange, but I wouldn’t give up my routine for anything.