WONDERFUL Wednesday/ Routines are wonderful
I have learned that having a routine is good for nearly all of us. Adults need routine to get through their days and get all that they need to accomplish actually done. Kids need routine to have an understanding of how the world works and know what to look forward to on a daily basis.
There's something to be said for routine, and I'll go ahead and admit that as I grow older I get more and more fixed in mine. And sometimes, routine is lovely. There's something soothing about the ritual of making a pot of good coffee every morning.
I believe that a well chosen routine brings a significent measure of peace to daily life. Routines are great, but only if they bring joy. I also believe that you should make your plans, but leave plenty of room for flexibility.
When life throws you a curve ball, one of the best coping mechanisms is sticking with your daily routine. I remember a particularly hard time in my life when my youngest son went through some major surgery. I had spent days and nights in the hospital with little sleep. Finally he was released and I went back to my daily routine of going to work. For the very first time in my life it felt really good to be back at my desk at work and doing routine things.
There were plenty of other days that the thought of going through my daily routine just sounded exhausting to me and the best thing I could do for my spirits was to swing my feet out of bed and start going through my morning routine and head into work.
Lesson Learned: Sometimes doing the hard thing is the best thing for us. Keep faith that where you are today will pass, and better days are ahead.
Daily routines can greatly simplify your work day and personal life, as your day won’t be overly chaotic and complicated, you can group similar tasks together and batch process them, and you can be sure of doing the things you really need to do.
Most importantly, it puts you in control of your day, instead of putting you at the mercy of the ebb and flow of all incoming requests. Without a routine, we have no good way of saying no to requests as they come in, and we are at the beck and call of every person who wants our time. That’s not a good thing, not if you want to get the important things done.
Remember if your routine isn't working, you can make adjustments. We all need to be flexible and willing to change.
Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday everyone!