I have mentioned routine in several blog posts now, that’s honestly because I believe its so beneficial to have one. I find especially in the morning. It helps me have the best and most productive day.
I wont go into too much detail on my routine in this post, however I find that when I have a set structure of things that I do in the day, for example at 8am get to a coffee shop and start working and then 10am go to the gym, everything flows. It’s kind of like a natural progression of things you do throughout your day. One task leads to the next, if this makes sense.
Now if you haven’t gaged by now, I am a highly motivated and very ambitious. I set my expectations high and like to get things done as efficiently. One of my main priorities is to eliminate wasting time on pointless things. One of the ways I make sure I can do this is by time blocking. This means that for each task I need to complete, I have an allocated time block in my schedule. This gives me a deadline/ window to complete the specific task. If for any reason I can’t get that task completed or I start to go off track; at the end of my day I always like to reflect and during this reflection time, I can look at what has stopped me getting the task completed and how I can work on this area for the following day.
Another thing I like to do, is to get my most difficult tasks completed first thing in the morning. This is usually when I have the most brainpower (with my morning coffee, of course) and once these tasks are completed, its gives me a sense of satisfaction. This ‘satisfaction’ or ‘small win’ motivates me to move onto the next task and I find when I have several small wins early in my day, it helps me stay positive and motivated for the rest of the day.
I know a lot of people may think that my routine is too rigid; I would disagree. I absolutely love every aspect of it. I have trained myself to do certain tasks in a specific order. Some of these tasks I may not have liked at the beginning; but through persisting with them, I have learned to like or love them.
I have to say life isn’t all about productivity, however when I can set up my day, so I know all the tasks I really need to get done are completed by 2pm, it means I have the rest of the day to do exactly what I like.
The key is to have a schedule, time block and get things done!
Thanks Rosie – Can always use structure and momentum to build on a productive day and avoid procrastination!
Yes exactly David, the best way to get things done and make sure you don’t fall off track 🙂
I am a person of routine myself. it is important to have a good balance. I find at the moment through the sport and training 5 days a week now my routine has become alot better. That beach and Bali just looks stunning. Great you are enjoying Bali it looks like Paradise. Bali is on my places to go list!
Hi John, thats great to hear. I think routine is great, especially for productivity! I’m glad to hear training is going well 🙂
Bali is highly recommended, a beautiful island indeed. Have a great weekend.