Do You Have Routines

Do You Have Routines

Do You Have Routines?

Did you know that the most successful people have structured routines – and for good reason. Structured routines make you more productive and effective. Instead of running around with a vague idea of what you want to accomplish, the right lifestyle routine can turn you into a productivity machine. Here’s how:

Routines Create Structure

Most people either don’t know what they want or don’t have a focused way of going about getting what they want. Having a routine eliminates both of those problems by forcing you to do a few things:
1. Know what you want.
2. Figure out how to get it.
3. Add that activity somewhere in your schedule.

Once you have these three steps in place, you’re farther ahead than 90% of people fluttering around from task to task with no real outcome or goal in mind.

Routines Eliminate Distraction

Without structure, it’s easy to let non-essential things get in the way of actual work. Texting, facebook, surfing the net etc… Because you haven’t designed exactly how you want to spend your time, it’s easy to let other people come in and steal 15 minutes here, and 30 minutes there. I call these people, “gotta a minutes”.

With a routine, you have a game plan.

You don’t get the luxury of allowing others to distract you from your goals. You know exactly what you must do in order to get the end result that you desire.

Don’t Think About Work – You Just Have To Work

The best benefit to creating routines is that you don’t have to think about work – you just work. I think the number one productivity hack in the world is simply deciding what to do.

Most people start “working” without knowing what they want to accomplish.

By creating a routine and having exactly what you want to accomplish planned out, you take the guess work out of “what” to do and can focus on just doing it.

You’re no longer thinking about all the work that you have to do and how you’re going to do it – you can simply go ahead and get it done.

You Can Find Your Rhythm

Ever been in “the zone”? That place where everything is easy and obstacles seem to leap out of your way.

This makes finding that zone more likely to happen more often and when it does, lets you perform better – being more efficient and more effective across the board.

A System for Your Life

If you think about it, a routine is nothing more than a system for your life. Just like programmers create a certain program that will execute a function whenever it runs – a routine creates an environment and structure to your life that lets you execute certain tasks at will.

About The Author:

John is a bestselling author on Leadership and High Performance, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Agent, Daddy to Alexa and an all-around good guy who cares deeply for changing the lives of those he touches.

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