R is for routine or daily practices.
Daily practices are tasks that are non-negotiable and that will set you up for success and help you move forward to take back your life. And routines are things you set up in order to keep you on track or to avoid becoming overwhelmed.
You may have heard the nursery rhyme “this is the way we wash our clothes…”
Creating daily practices helps to ensure tasks happen on a regular basis and that attention is given to the important as well as the urgent. A routine can include tasks relating to your health, to organization or home chores or work responsibilities.
A routine can also keep things on track when life happens, and you must go to plan B. Routines can help you refocus and make decisions about priorities or even help you manage time and self-care when stuff happens in your life.
For me having a routine keeps the important a priority for me and allows me to not get stuck or take steps backwards. Because it contains items, I need to do to support myself such as meditation or things I will lose sight of in the busyness of the day like clean my purse and water my plants. These are things that keep me organized and resilient even when work or other items cause me to redirect.
Here is an example from my routine:SUNDAY: clean purse, water plants
MONDAY: clean baths, grocery shop
TUESDAY: project day
THURSDAY: dust and vacuum
SATURDAY: develop menu/grocery list, laundry
So what can you do to set up a routine for your success?