I hope you all had a good week! I had a good one and I have been having good weeks lately and I want to talk about why. Spoiler: Routines made a big change on how my weeks turn out to be.
I have always had this perfect life in my mind where I have established certain habits and have a routine based on these habits. For example, I will do some kind of physical activity for an hour a day, read some every day, work some every day etc. I have done none of these as regularly as I have always imagined because I have always had many other responsibilities. Because I had a lot of them, I did not want to do anything else. Now, I don’t have as many responsibilities, so I started having the days I have always wanted to have. I have a good routine now which includes all the things I always wanted to do.
Human brain loves some routine. It makes its job easier. With routines, it does not have to adapt all the time and it can save its energy it normally uses for adaptation for the things we actually do. This makes whatever we are doing more productive when in a routine. Work becomes more productive. Workout becomes more energetic. It also saves it from the stress of going into the unknown all the time. It feels safe enough to release its own real power. I have found in myself that the best method is having a routine-based life with some challenges here and there, as opposed to challenging oneself all the time. Challenge is good because it gets us out of our comfort zones. But without safety, challenge is a threat. Too much of it is also threat. And as humans, we don’t like threats.
Have you made similar changes in your life? If so, what kind of changes have you observed in your performance and happiness? Do you want to have a routine in your life? Do you think it is important? Let’s chat!