The Power of Routine

Many times a year, I look at my life and think, “I haven’t really accomplished much”. I feel like I am going through the motions day after day. Then, I realize the negative self talk for what it is and I stop. I take a look at my life, I find that I AM going through the motions…and it is GOOD!

Day to day activities vary only slightly for me. Most days, I have a certain activity I will perform on Mondays, Tuesdays, etc. During the course of the day, there are certain things that I do at specific times. It is all very deliberate and intentional…though not always fun.

There is power in intentionality. The times when I feel I haven’t done much, I can look at my daily activities and say, “I speak French a little better today than I did 3 months ago. I know more Spanish words today than I did 2 weeks ago. Because of my daily walks, I am the same size I was last year.” Do you get the point?

Having a routine, a daily schedule, that doesn’t vary much day to day, but is filled with things that are important to who you are and where you want to be in life is invaluable. Because daily life can be dull, it is important to know where you are headed. By charting a course and following a plan, inch by inch, step by step, we arrive.

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