Pick your habits carefully, your future depends on them.
Routine and habits help us to stay consistent, help with time management and ensure we remember to complete tasks. However, finding a daily, weekly or monthly routine that encourages you to be intentional with your time can be hard. Are you being flexible with yourself for real life speed bumps, allowing for down time, setting boundaries to prevent yourself from living on autopilot, all while still being productive?
Intentional routine has the ability to bring us clarity and direction. If we make a conscious effort to add activities into our routine that nourish our body and mind, we are less likely to feel stuck in negative habits or burn out.
My recent conscious added activity to my monthly routine is Flotation therapy. I signed up to a monthly Float membership which encourages me to take time out either on the weekend or after work one night in the month to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and connect back in with myself. I use this as a form of physical recover to give my body a rest. I also use this time as a way to practice meditation, dive into some self-discovery and slow down my nervous system, just like hitting the restart button and rebooting my brain.
Floatation therapy is one activity in my month that repays me back the time I spent doing it. I have better relationships with myself and others, I have created a better work-life balance by allowing myself to switch off from work, I sleep better, my aches dissolve away and I am more productive and creative without my brain fog.
At the end of the day, having a routine keeps us in control of our life and helps us make room for the important stuff, make yourself apart of that important stuff.