Embrace Habits & Routines to Feel Calmer (Day 17)

We’ve covered multi-tasking and discovered how it’s actually better in so many ways to focus on one thing at a time instead.

You’ll enhance your sense of calm when you can give your full attention to what you’re doing and live in the moment.

Another thing that aids in feeling calm is to embrace habits and routines. Creating rituals throughout your day can provide you with all sorts of benefits. Read on to discover them for yourself.

Roles Understood

When you engage in regular habits, particularly among groups like family or co-workers, those involved in these routines begin to understand their expected role.

There can be some peace of mind in this type of understanding. Having a general idea of what is expected of you or what you will be doing is reassuring.

Fewer Miscommunications

Again, when everyone knows the part they play in regular routines, there are fewer miscommunications.

Everyone is on the same page, and things get done in a relatively efficient and timely manner.

Better Performance

In addition, habits and routine can lead to better performance, for the most part.

With enhanced communication and anticipated roles, people can smoothly move through their daily tasks in a way that requires less thought.

Fewer mistakes lead to a superior end result or product.

Enhanced Prioritising

Prioritising helps to ensure your day goes well and that the important things get done.

Having a regular routine in place makes it easier to add those crucial activities into your day. When you already know what to expect, making a few shifts in order to accommodate important duties really isn’t that big of a deal.

Sense of Security

Habit and routine are wonderful when it comes to giving us a sense of security.

They eliminate much of the unknown. When you can ease into a regular routine and take part in activities on an anticipated schedule, it just feels comforting.

Again, this is especially true among groups whether that be within the family or at work, but it also applies to you as an individual.

Less Stress

When striving for added calm in your life, try adding some regular habits or routines you can count on.

You’ll be surprised at just how much stress this will eliminate for you. All of the reasons above combined result in this final benefit.

Knowing what’s expected of you, avoiding arguments or mistakes due to miscommunications, being able to attend to the most important activities, and feeling secure all result in the elimination of stress in your life. That’s something we all want!

Hopefully, knowing these benefits of routine will motivate you to implement your own daily life habits. Give it a try to see just how much calm you can gain.

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I work with business owners and leaders to improve their wellbeing, in these days of overwhelm, whether that be physical, mental or digital, using my POWER to Live More 5 Fundamentals of Simplify, Systemise, Share, Self Care and Sustain. I also work with business leaders to help them to improve their organisational employee engagement and wellbeing. I believe they are interlinked in a lovely virtuous circle.

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