I’ve written about tips and tricks that can be used to build your daily routine. However, this article does not fully address the issue of why daily matters are at the top of the list. Successful people are the regular ones, but why? In this article, we’ll discuss why routine work is important to your overall health.
Colin Powell once gave a powerful TED talk about the importance of instilling structure in children. The same goes for adults. Routines provide a structure and familiarity. Structure is a way of organizing your life and making it meaningful to you. You wake up with a sense of ownership, order, and organization.
One of the more convenient reasons for the structure is that it doesn’t require a few days in advance. You already know what you’re doing every single day. Once you complete a task, you already know what your next step is. This structure provides a direction of your life, make you can take action, rather than because of a lack of direction or decision paralysis and stagnant (because you don’t know what to do and not do anything).
Develop good habits
We are creatures of habit. And Benjamin once said, “your net worth is usually determined by your good habits minus the rest of your bad habits.” Make a positive and conscious effort to build your daily habits and instil many good habits. When we consciously decide what we’re going to do every day, we usually want to do something that makes us happy, or something that makes us feel the most useful. Therefore, we have accumulated many good habits through active participation in daily life.
To improve efficiency
Routines are things you do over and over again, and eventually become a habit. Once this is a habit, you don’t need to consider taking action. Automated behavior improves the efficiency of your life, enabling you to do things without having to think consciously. You will complete the task automatically without having to remind yourself to complete the task. In this way, you don’t let anything slip and you don’t have to decide what to do with your day.
It negates the need for willpower and motivation
A conventional denial of what must be done or motivated to do something. Willpower is limited and motivation is not constant. That’s why it’s easier to get tasks done on a daily basis than by willpower and motivation. Yes, when you set up a routine, you have to be and motivate yourself to stick to the routine. But once the routine is established, it will drive itself, no longer requiring constant willpower and motivation.
Daily routine, even just a little, can be a big motivator for a long time. One sentence is “a little bit, a little bit a lot”. And I find that it’s true for almost everything in life. Although the benefits of doing something every day are small, the rewards are huge after a while. Saving $10 by cooking your lunch means you’re saving an extra $3,650 a year. Running a mile a day means you run 365 miles a year and run nearly 14 marathons. Reading 20 pages a day means you’ll be reading 7,300 pages a year, nearly 30 books.
It can help you do things well
[wp_ad_camp_3] develop a routine that will help you get faster and better at what you do every day. If you keep writing every day, you will become a better writer. If you are programming regularly, you will become a better programmer. If you keep practicing martial arts, you will become a better martial artist.
Save the work at the back end
Doing something regularly will help save a lot of trouble and work later. For example, if you spend 10 minutes every day cleaning your house, it will only take you a whole day to save the day, which is just for cleaning.