People put a lot of faith in routines. I have a morning routine, but that's about it. All of my other consistent daily doings I would classify as bad habits rather than routines.
I hear much about people whose lives are essentially one large structured routine. Is this a good thing? I think so because, in theory, it allows you to accomplish what your body and mind lust for daily. The things we want to do, and know we can do, but consistently feel are out of reach. Each person can juxtapose bad habits they want to give up /vs./ what giving those habits up will allow them to achieve.
- I don't want to stare at my phone for an hour in bed before I try to sleep
- I want to wake up earlier more consistently
- I don't want to make excuses about not working out or going to the gym
- I want to be fit and find a consistent method of working out that I enjoy
- I don't want to waste time while at work surfing the web or doing something generally distracting
- I want to achieve larger professional goals by making more progress at work each day
Throughout each life goal that I am failing to accomplish, there is a common theme - the desire for real progress through consistency. The need for a routine.
You don't think about brushing your teeth, you just do it. When teeth-brushing becomes pushups, do you stay fit for life? I am not sure, but it's worth thinking about.