Don’t think of a routine as monotony, boredom or having a rigid plan to your entire day.
Routines can save us time and prevent stress during our day. Good routines bring pleasure and a sense of safety to our lives that would be missing otherwise. Simple positive routines can ensure the most important parts of our lives are not neglected.
The benefits of a routine are far reaching. Even as simple as that morning cup of coffee and a check on Facebook, the news, and my favorite blogs can give us immense satisfaction and a sense of peace.
It also helps to feel grateful and relaxed. Children benefit greatly from routine. Before bed routine makes children feel safe and settled which enables them to fall asleep, preferably around the same time every night.
- Enjoy simple pleasures
- Saves time
- Reduces stress
- Reduces mental and emotional strain
- Ensures the most important things get done
- Become more organized
So what can workout routines help you with?
- Pick out things you don’t want to be doing.
- Clearly define what the opposite of those bad habits are
- Start instituting habits in your life to move you in the opposite direction.
Example: Losing 5 to 10 pounds
- Limit the number of sugary drinks
- Limit the number of snacks in a day
- Look for and join an exercise class
- Commit to attending a couple of classes per week
- Adjust the portion size of your meals
Over time rather than have to think or work at positive habits/routines they will come naturally and the old bad habits will fade away.
A good routine will help to sculpt your life as you envision it in your mind.
Picture what you want your daily life to be like (weekly, monthly) and start incorporating habits and routines it into your life to fit that vision. Over time the positive habits and routines will add up, and your life is just how you envisioned it to be in your mind. This idea will work in your health and fitness as well as the rest of your life also. Over time you no longer feel like you are pushing for your goal, they will just begin to happen.
Instituting good positive workout routines in your life can be the difference between successfully losing unwanted weight and moving toward a healthy lifestyle
Becoming frustrated ......quitting or worse moving backwards.
Simple routines like taking a walking during your lunch hour on sunny days will make a difference in your life.
Positive habits/routines yield positive results.
Todd Beattie, Michele Happe