The power of routines

Whether we acknowledge it or not, routines hold power over many aspects of our life. If you are not a fan of routines you may feel tempted to skip this episode, but I encourage you to listen. If you enjoy creating and optimizing your routines, then you’re probably already listening.

This episode is designed to help you take a closer look at your routines, both intentional and unintentional. By the end, you’ll understand why what you do each day matters. Your routines affect how you feel, your relationships, your health, and even how successful you are. Press play now to hear how routines can change your life.

Pilates instructor, Robin Long, with Pilates mat

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…

  • Building habits to support the life that you want to live [1:52]
  • Understanding how routines can change in the seasons of life [4:03]
  • My morning routine [8:40]
  • Routines from the Lindywell team [13:03]
  • Practical resources to get you started on a routine of your own [15:50]

My routines help make me the person I want to be

If you are not a big routine person, you may think that you don’t have a routine. But you do! Whatever you do every day is already your routine, setting a routine is just making it intentional.

My routines help me build the habits I need to support the kind of life I want to lead and help make me the type of person I want to be. Without the intentionality that comes with my routines, I wouldn’t do either of these things on my own. Bad habits and routines that don’t serve me have a way of creeping in if I don’t rely on the positive routines that I have built in my life.

Routines change with the seasons of life

Many transitions that we experience come with preconceived ideas on what the outcome or transition may look like. Rather than going into a transition with these preconceived notions, try to set them aside to make room for what may actually happen. 

If you are wading through a difficult transition, take some time to create space to question your thoughts. How are you thinking about this transition? Are your thoughts holding you back? Can you reframe your thinking? 

Consider the ways that you could change your thought pattern to bring about a more positive result. Journaling is a great way to work through this process and give yourself a sense of agency and empowerment. 

Our thoughts affect our feelings which affect our behaviors, so if we can change our thoughts we can end up changing our behaviors and create different outcomes.

Lindywell can help you create routines to keep you grounded through life’s transitions

I haven’t always had the same routines in my life: they have changed with the seasons of life. It is important to pause and reflect periodically to see if your routines continue to serve you. If not, it may be time for an adjustment. Consider the routines that you have now. Which ones best serve the type of life you want to live and help you become the person that you want to be? 

Morning and evening are ideal times to implement routines. Remember, routines don’t have to be etched in stone. Just like your Pilates workouts, your routines can be flexible and they may change a bit from day to day. Having a plan but keeping it flexible is the key to success with routines.

Lindywell can help you create routines to keep you grounded through life’s transitions

Routines help me instill habits and keep me on track with what matters most. My morning and evening routines give me the space that I need to focus on myself.

My morning routine allows me to start my morning with intention which means that I go into the day on a proactive note instead of a reactive note. In addition to boosting my energy, improving my focus, and entering a proactive state of mind, my routines have improved my relationships with my husband and kids and allowed me time for exercise, education, and reflection. 

Are you ready to start your own routine? Listen in to hear what I do for my morning and evening routines, you’ll also get some ideas from more of the Lindywell team. Start your routine by joining the Lindywell 14-Day Mind-Body Reset!

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4 thoughts on “The power of routines”

  1. This! Sometimes we view routine as being just that, too routine. I know firsthand how a good wellness routine can make a world of difference. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great article… Being able to do anything at any time regardless of how you feel is the best predictor of your success in whatever it is you are pursuing and hence routines are easily the best system to achieve practically anything 🙂

    Keep it up

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