Is it high time to break up with your routine?
Wake up. Pray. Go to the bathroom. Read. Meditate. Stretch. Cook breakfast. Shower. Start work. Take a break. Cook lunch. Go to the gym. Strength train. Shower. Go home. Prep dinner. Watch movies. And the list goes on and on.
If you’re like me, I love to have a routine. It makes me less anxious knowing that I already have a plan to follow for the next day.
It’s stressing me out whenever I can’t follow my routine.
I’ve learned that having room for adjustments is a must. And sometimes, it is better to not have a routine on some days. Especially the weekends.
I’m so caught up and too focused in following my routine that it makes me anxious if I can’t keep up with the things I’ve planned for the day.
Like in blogging, I haven’t written a blogpost since April and even though it stresses me out that I haven’t published at least one for May, I shift my thinking on the things I’ve accomplished. I started selling natural and organic products which has been taking my time. I have spent a lot of time with my nephews which I’m very thankful for. I have cooked meals for my family. I have cleaned the house. I have used face masks and gave myself more time taking care of my skin. I have gone to morning walks with my Mama.
I have done a lot of simple, meaningful things in the past months and even if I haven’t stick to the routine I set up for myself, I learned that not having a routine is good too. But not to a point where you’re not being productive or not achieving your goals.
Like what they say, learn to rest, but don’t give up.