Routines: Why You Need Them

Ever hear the phase “creature of habit?” Well us humans at all ages and life stages need routines. The level and intensity of your routine is up to you but we all need routines. Today I wanted to share my morning and nighttime routine to keep me organized, on time, and feeling energized. But first things first, let’s talk about sleep. I personally go to be between 8:30-9:00pm and wake up between 4:45am-5:00am most days. Why? Because if I don’t keep to a sleep routine I become very cranky, angry, and easily annoyed. So I give myself a sleep routine. .

Morning Routine:

  • Wake up.
  • Drink my honey/apple cider water drink that was made the night before.
  • Pack up lunch bag.
  • Drink some warm prune juice.
  • Do a 15-20 minute yoga practice.
  • Make breakfast for myself and our furbaby.
  • Take furbaby to go potty and give him his morning treats.
  • Do breakfast dishes and start dishwasher.
  • Go to the gym, work out, and shower at the gym or shower at home.
  • Leave for work.
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Nighttime Routine:

  • Get home from work.
  • Unpack lunch bag and gym bag.
  • Pack gym bag for the next morning and put clothes/gym bag in my car.
  • Make protein shakes for the next day.
  • Wash my face.
  • Eat dinner.
  • Relax with family and weather depending go for a family walk.
  • Enjoy a cup of tea.
  • At 8:30pm brush teeth and get ready for bed.

As you can see, my routines are not crazy or complex but they keep me moving all towards my final goal. In the morning my goal is to leave for work on time. At night it’s to unwind and enjoy some family time before going to bed. I have been working very hard at keeping my nose out of my phone during both routines. The phone is a major distraction and messes up my routine.

Think about this. Would you give a toddler free rein or would you create a routine? You would create a routine. Adults aren’t much different than a toddler besides having a driver’s license, adult responsibilities, jobs, etc. Humans need routine.

With 2020 being the dumpster fire of all dumpster fires, try creating and sticking with a routine to help ease your mind and refocus yourself on what matters.

2 thoughts on “Routines: Why You Need Them

  1. Oh, I love your routine. Very healthy, especially with the morning yoga and evening cup of tea. I do the same actually! It is so fun to see another person do similar things. And yes, agree with you, routines are important, like anchors for the day.

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