Socially Savvy: How I re-routined my day

For example, do you brush your teeth in the same order every time? I do (bottom left, bottom middle, bottom right, top right, top middle, and top left). Do you put socks on before pants? How about that commute to work? Do you take the same exit, same road, at the same time everyday? It is kind of freaky how often we do the same thing over and over again.

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I admit, I do things over and over again, but I recognize when this starts to get dull and boring. That is when I make a change. You have to institute some change into your routine to help nurture your continued growth.  Here are some simple things you can do to re-routine your day.

Are you the type of person who hits the snooze alarm three times in the morning? I challenge you to try not hitting it once. Maybe wake up earlier and go for a walk to get the blood pumping and clear your mind. Do you eat a drive-thru breakfast on the way to work? How about cooking up a couple of eggs and maybe some fresh fruit? Take the same highway to work every day? Maybe get off a couple exits before your normal exit and find your way via the backroads. Break your daily mold!

For me, what helped the most to complete tasks and goals faster was to schedule the time out on my calendar. Here is an example of my daily routine once I get to work.

The above schedule is just an example of my morning phase. I always have to keep in mind one word: flexibility. You will not be able to do the same thing every day, at the same time, uninterrupted. Be able to be flexible when it comes to your routine. Your routine, is simply the framework to help you stay on task and motivated.

Just because you change something does not mean it will be perfect on the first try. What works on Mondays and Fridays may have a completely different feel on Tuesday and Thursdays. Don’t even get me started on the impact it would have on your Wednesdays. Once you create that routine you are not married to it. Tweak and change as you go to keep it working best for you.

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